Names Of Sanyinjiao

SP 6 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Three Yin Intersection
  • Pinyin Name: Sanyinjiao
  • Chinese Character: 三陰交
Meridian Information

Where Is SP 6 ?

SP 6 Location

  • 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is SP 6 Used For?

SP 6 Clinical Usages

  • 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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How Is SP 6 Categorized?

SP 6 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection point of the SP, LV and KD (3 leg yin meridians)

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SP 6 ?

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 6 ?

What Points Are Near SP 6 ?

KD 7 Recover Flow


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  • 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.
  • Main treatment point of Kidney Sho pattern (with LU 5 and LU 8) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

KD 8 Intersection Reach


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  • 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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