SP 6 - Acupuncture Point - Sanyinjiao

  • English Name:  Three Yin Intersection
  • Pinyin Name:  Sanyinjiao
  • Chinese Character:  三陰交
  • 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia.
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  • Tonify Yin and Blood, all Spleen disorders.
  • Digestive disorders, sinking/prolapse.
  • Gynecological issues, male sexual issues, difficult labor (expel fetus).
  • Menstrual issues (irregular, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea).
  • Bleeding disorders, uterine bleeding, cool blood in hot skin diseases.
  • Insomnia, palpitations, and other anxiety related emotions.
  • Dizziness, hypertension.

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The (SP) Spleen Meridian has 21 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
KD 7
Recover Flow
  • Tonifies KD Yang, especially with respect to water regulation - sweating (too much or too little, spontaneous), swellings, urinary issues.
  • Oedema, especially chronic effecting the abdomen a/or lower legs.
  • Five types of Lin Disorder - resolve accumulation of damp a/or damp-heat.
  • Diarrhea, abdominal distention, hemorrhoids, constipation.
  • Low back pain from deficiency a/or stagnation.
KD 8
Intersection Reach
  • Issues of movement and mobility of the medial aspect of the lower limbs, ankle, heel - sprains, pain


LV 5
Woodworm Canal
  • Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.

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