Theory

SP 5 - Acupuncture Point - Shangqiu


SP 5 Names

  • English Name: Shang Hill
  • Pinyin Name: Shangqiu
  • Chinese Character: 商丘

Location

  • In a depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SP 5 Clinical Uses

  • Tonifies the spleen and resolves dampness - lethargy, desire to lie down, abdominal distention.
  • Calms the spirit - manic depression, anxiety, excessive thinking.
  • Speech disorders, stiffness at root of tongue.


SP 5 Point Associations


SP 5 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



SP 5 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LV 4

  • LV 4  Mound Center
    • Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hepatitis, Jaundice
    • Lin Disorders.
    • Medial Knee/ankle pain.

KD 6

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  • KD 6  Shining Sea
    • Sore throat from any etiology, especially empty heat from yin deficiency.
    • Other Yin Deficient throat related issues - swollen, dry, loss of voice, difficult swallowing.
    • A range of menstrual issues such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, infertility from cold in the uterus, leukorrhea.
    • Genital issues (shan disorders) such as swelling, itching, seminal emission and/or involuntary erections in men.
    • Constipation from Yin Deficiency.
    • Plum Pit Qi.
    • Nighttime epilepsy, insomnia, disturbed sleep with nightmares, yin deficient symptoms such as hot hands/feet, night sweats.
    • A range of anxiety disorders, fear/fright.

ST 41

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  • ST 41  Ravine Divide
    • Opposite end of channel issues (i.e. head/face) - swelling, headache, dizziness / vertigo.
    • Abdominal pain, bloating, constipation.
    • Can aid groundedness and focus - ADD/ADHD, mania, restlessness, palpitations, epilepsy.
    • Local point for ankle issues - sprains, inflammation, motor impairment, foot pain, pain in the 1st and 2nd toes.



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