Theory

SP 6 - Acupuncture Point - Sanyinjiao


SP 6 Names

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

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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SP 6 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


SP 6 Point Associations

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

SP 6 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 6 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

KD 7

KD 8

LV 5

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



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