Theory

SP 8 - Acupuncture Point - Diji


SP 8 Names

  • English Name: Earth's Crux
  • Pinyin Name: Diji
  • Chinese Character: 地機

Location

  • 3 cun below SP 9 on line connecting SP 9 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 8 Clinical Uses

  • Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issues due to Blood stagnation - clotting, fibroids, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
  • Male infertility - seminal emission, depleted essence.


SP 8 Point Associations


SP 8 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 8 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

ST 37

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  • ST 37  Upper Great Hollow
    • Generally for excess and more acute disorders of the intestines and digestive system involving dampness and/or heat - diarrhea, dysentary, boborygmus, abdominal pain, bloating, distention, constipation.
    • Sea of Blood Point - if excess the patient may have feelings of largeness, whereas, if deficient the patient may feel small.



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