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    Spleen Meridian(SP) 足太陰脾経

    ◐ SP-1 隠白 ◐ SP-2 大都 ◐ SP-3 太白 ◐ SP-4 公孫 ◐ SP-5 商丘 ◐ SP-6 三陰交 ◐ SP-7 漏谷 ◐ SP-8 地機 ◐ SP-9 陰陵泉 ◐ SP-10 血海 ◐ SP-11 箕門 ◐ SP-12 衝門 ◐ SP-13 府舎 ◐ SP-14 腹結 ◐ SP-15 大横 ◐ SP-16 腹哀 ◐ SP-17 食竇 ◐ SP-18 天谿 ◐ SP-19 胸郷 ◐ SP-20 周栄 ◐ SP-21 大包

     

     

    SP-1 隠白

    Acupoints fof Spleen Meridian  Acupoints for Child convulsion

    WHO : On the great toe, medial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-medial to the medial corner of the toenail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the medial border and horizontal line of the base of the toenail.

    Practical : For alternative SP-1, bend the big toe, get a point at the end of the line, immediate effects on tonsillitis with moxa.

    Use for : Fainting, Child convulsion, Uterine spasm, Menorrhagia

     

    SP-2 大都

    Acupoints for Cold hands and feet

    WHO : On the great toe, in the depression distal to the first metatarsophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for : Cold hands and feet, Abdominal bloating, Nausea, Stomach cramps

     

    SP-3 太白

    Acupoints for Fainting

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression proximal to the first etatarsophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for : Toe paralysis, Abdominal pain, Nausea

     

    SP-4 公孫

    Acupoints for Stomachache

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, anteroinferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: A depression can be felt when moving proximally from SP3. SP4 is located in the depression distal to the base of the first metatarsal bone.

    Use for : Nausea, Stomachache

     

    SP-5 商丘

    Acupoints for Stomachache  Acupoints for Rectal prolapse

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, anteroinferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note 1: SP5 is located at the intersection of two imaginary lines: the vertical line of the anterior border of the medial malleolus and the horizontal line of the inferior border of the medial malleolus.
    Note 2: SP5 is located posterior to LR4 and anterior to KI6.

    Use for : Nausea, Abdominal pain, Stomachache, Inguinal hernia, Rectal prolapse, Swelling by sprain

     

    SP-6 三陰交

    Acupoints for Premature ejaculation  Acupoints for Benign prostatic hyperplasia

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, posterior to the medial border of the tibia, 3 B-cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: 1 B-cun superior to KI8.

    Practical : Four fingers up from top of the medial malleolus.

    Use for : Genital disease for both men ans women, Female disorders(with KI6), Viral hepatitis(with SP7 and SP8), Gallstone pain(with SP7, SP8, GV12, GV11, GV10, GV9 and GV8), Menstrual cramps(with LR9 and SP10), Cystitis, Gonorrhea, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Premature ejaculation

     

    SP-7 漏谷

    Acupoints for Burning feet  Acupoints for Abdominal rumbling

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, posterior to the medial border of the tibia, 6 B-cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: 3 B-cun superior to SP6.

    Practical : Four fingers from SP-6.

    Use for : Abdominal bloating, Abdominal rumbling, Burning feet, Cold feet, Numbness

     

    SP-8 地機

    Acupoints for Urine obstruction

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, posterior to the medial border of the tibia, 3 B-cun inferior to SP9.
    Note: SP8 is located at the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the apex of the patella with the prominence of the medial malleolus.

    Use for : Low back pain(with BL60), Urine obstruction, Difficulty urinating(with SP6 + GB39)

     

    SP-9 陰陵泉

    Acupoints for Gastrointestinal disease

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, in the depression between the inferior border of the medial condyle of the tibia and the medial border of the tibia.
    Note: A depression can be felt inferior to the knee joint when moving proximally along the medial border of the tibia. SP9 is located in a depression at the angle formed by the inferior border of the medial condyle of the tibia and the posterior border of the tibia.

    Practical : Slide up the inside edge of tibia by index finger. The finger would be automatically stop. This point will be SP9.

    Use for : Gastrointestinal disease, Female reproductive organs, Urinary organs, Lower back, Knee(貫抜き灸=with GB34)

     

    SP-10 血海

    Acupoints for Uterine bleeding  Acupoints for Irregular menstruation

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the thigh, on the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle, 2 B-cun superior to the medial end of the base of the patella.

    Use for : Irregular menstruation, Uterine bleeding, Gynecological disease, Knee(貫抜き灸=with ST34)

     

    SP-11 箕門

    Acupoints for Genital disease  Acupoints for

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the thigh, at the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the medial end of the base of the patella with SP12, between the sartorius muscle and the adductor longus muscle, over the femoral artery.

    Use for : Orchitis, Hernia, Femoral neuralgia, Hemorrhoid, Enuresis, Genital disease, 下焦病

     

    SP-12 衝門

    Acupoints for Orchitis

    WHO : In the groin region, at the inguinal crease, lateral to the femoral artery.
    Note: At the same level as CV2, medial and inferior to SP13.

    Use for : Orchitis, Inguinal hernia, Uterine spasm, Uterine adhesions

     

    SP-13 府舎

    Acupoints for Constipation

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 4.3 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Lower back pain, Constipation

     

    SP-14 腹結

    Acupoints for Morning sickness

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 1.3 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Practical : Two fingers down from SP-15.

    Use for : Morning sickness, Gastroenterology

     

    SP-15 大横

    Acupoints for Gastroenterology

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 4 B-cun lateral to the centre of the umbilicus.
    Note: At the same level and lateral to ST25, KI16 and CV8.

    Practical : 4.5 fingers outside of Navel.

    Use for : Gastroenterology, Constipation, Acute diarrhea

     

    SP-16 腹哀

    Acupoints for Gallstone

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 3 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: 3 B-cun superior to SP15, at the same level as CV11.

    Use for : Gastrointestinal disease, Liver Disease, Gallstone

     

    SP-17 食竇

    Acupoints for Palpitation

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fifth intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP17, ST18 and KI22 are located along the curve of the fifth intercostal space.

    Use for : Intercostal neuralgia, Trachea, Pleural, Heart, Bronchitis, Lungs, Palpitation

     

    SP-18 天谿

    Acupoints for Pleurisy

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fourth intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP18, ST17 and KI23 are located along the curve of the fourth intercostal space.

    Use for : Intercostal neuralgia, Pleurisy, Mastitis

     

    SP-19 胸郷

    Acupoints for Pulmonary tuberculosis

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the third intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP19, ST6 and KI24 are located along the curve of the third intercostal space.

    Use for : Pulmonary tuberculosis, Heart disease

     

    SP-20 周栄

    Acupoints for Pleurisy

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the second intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP20, ST15 and KI25 are located along the curve of the second intercostal space.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Bronchitis

     

    SP-21 大包

    Acupoints for Asthma

    WHO : In the lateral thoracic region, in the sixth intercostal space, on the midaxillary line.
    Note: With the subject lying on the side and the arm abducted, SP21 is located at the intersection of the midaxillary line and the sixth intercostal space.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Asthma, Intercostal neuralgia