Names Of Shangqiu

SP 5 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is SP 5 ?

SP 5 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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What Is SP 5 Used For?

SP 5 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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How Is SP 5 Categorized?

SP 5 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SP 5 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use SP 5 ?

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".

What Points Are Near SP 5 ?

LV 4 Mound Center

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

KD 6 Shining Sea


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  • 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 Ravine Divide


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  • 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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