Theory

(SP) Spleen Meridian - Point Functions Chart



The SP Meridian

Below you will find clinical usage information for all points along the (SP) Spleen Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.


The (SP) Spleen Meridian has 21 Acupuncture Points

SP 1

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  • SP 1  Hidden White
    • Any Bleeding Issues, esp. from SP Deficiency - reckless bleeding, hemorrhage, blood in the urine/stools.
    • Emotional issues esp. with aspects of worry - worried dreams, depression.
    • Possibly useful for eating disorders originating from stress/worry.

SP 2

SP 3

SP 4

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  • SP 4  Yellow Emperor
    • Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - severe abdominal a/or epigastric pain, dysentery, food poisoning.
    • Gynecological and Abdominal issues due to stagnation of Qi and Blood - masses, fibroids, cysts, irregular menstruation.
    • With PC 6 for chest and heart pain, shen disorders, sighing, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness.

SP 5

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  • SP 5  Shang Hill
    • 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.

SP 6

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  • SP 6  Three Yin Intersection
    • 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 7

SP 8

SP 9

SP 10

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  • SP 10  Sea of Blood
    • Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, Heat, Stasis a/or Deficiency - irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, cramping, lin disorders, PMS, uterine bleeding.
    • Skin problems from damp-heat or hot Blood - eczema, painful/hot sores.
    • Genital issues - pain/swelling/itching of the scrotum/genitals.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Any blood issues, although the huatuo of T1 and T7 are used more often.

SP 11

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  • SP 11  Winnower Gate
    • Used for a variety of urinary issues related to a collection of dampness/damp-heat - difficult urination/obstruction, retention of urine.
    • Swelling in the groin, pain/itching of the external genitalia.

SP 12

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  • SP 12  Surging Gate
    • Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retention, painful) due to it's functions of draining dampness, clearing heat and regulating urination.
    • Abdominal pain, hernia, hemorrhoids by regulating qi and invigorating blood.

SP 13

SP 14

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  • SP 14  Abdominal Bind
    • Warms the middle warmer and dissipates cold for lower abdominal pain, diarrhea (from cold), abdominal pain, constipation.
    • Resolves counterflow qi - can be used to subdue fright (i.e. panic attacks) from counterflow qi disrupting the heart and/or cough from counterflow qi disrupting the lung.

SP 15

SP 16

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  • SP 16  Abdominal Lament
    • Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the intestines and resolving dampness - as well as generally moving the intestines.
    • Noted for undigested food in the stool.
    • Abdominal pain, dysentery, blood in the stool.

SP 17

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  • SP 17  Food Hole
    • Promotes smooth spleen qi (digestion), moves water stagnation - fullness of the chest and/or lateral costal region, abdominal distention perhaps with water swelling, belching, vomiting after eating, boborygmus.

SP 18

SP 19

SP 20

SP 21

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  • SP 21  Great Embracement
    • Mentioned classically that when this point is deficient, all the joints are flaccid, and when excess, pain all over the body.
    • Pain of the thoracic region.
    • Descends lung qi - cough, chest oppression, shortness of breath.



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