According to the traditional Chinese description spleen meridian of acupuncture is a yin channel associated with the element earth and possesses interior and exterior relationship with the stomach meridian.
Total number of points: 21.
Starting point: Medial side of the great toe.
Terminal point: Sixth intercostal space in the mid-axillary line.
Description of Selected Points
Sp-3 Taibai (Taipai)
Location: On the inner aspect of the foot postero-inferior to the head of the first metatarsal bone at the junction of the two colors of the skin.
Indications: Epigastric pain, gastritis, gastralgia, flatulence, abdominal distension, emesis, bowel disturbances like diarrhea, dysentery, constipation.
Sp-6 Sanyinjiao (Sanyingchiao)
Location: 3 t-sun proximal to the tip of medial malleolus just behind the medial border and posterior surface of the tibia.
- Bowel disturbances like diarrhoea, abdominal distension, indigestion and lower abdominal pain. Diseases of the genitourinary organs in both sexes.
- Dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea and leucorrhoea in females. Impotence, spermatorrhoea, epididymo-orchitis and phosphaturia in males.
- Retention of urine, frequency of micturition, dysuria and enuresis in both sexes.
- Diseases of the liver, spleen and kidney.
- Diseases of the skin like allergies, psoriasis, eczematoid dermatitis and infections.
- Diabetes mellitus (endocrine disorders).
- Diseases along the pathway of the channel.
- Hemiplegia, polyneuropathy, foot drop and myopathies.
- For the general tonification effect in debility, fatigue, weakness and low blood pressure.
- Vascular disorders like Burger’s diseases and varicose ulcers. Diseases of the reticulo endothelial system.
- Painless child birth (acupuncture delivery).
Sp-8 Diji (Tichi)
Location : 3 t-sun below Sp-9 (Yinlingquan).
Indications: Menstrual disturbances, distended abdomen and pain in the loins and lumbago.
Sp-9 Yinlingquan (Yinlingchuan)
Location: In the groove of the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia in a level with the lower border of the tuberosity of the tibia, same level as that of GB-34 (Yanglingquan).
Indications: Abdominal pain, dysuria, enuresis, nocturnal pollution, menstrual disturbances, dysentery, elephantiasis and oedema anywhere in the body.
Sp-10 Xuehai (Hsueh Hai)
Location: 2 t-sun proximal to the superior border of the patella on the anteromedial aspect of the thigh.
Indications: Disorders of the knee joint, menstrual disturbances, urticaria, psoriasis, skin infections, tropical eosinophilia, pneumonitis, various allergic disorders and diseases of genitourinary organs.
Sp-15 Daheng (Taheng)
Location: 4 t-sun lateral to midline at the level of umbilicus.
Indications: All types of GI tract disorders, abdominal disorders and obesity
Sp-21 Dabao (Tapao)
Location: Sixth intercostal space in the mid-axillary line.
Indications: Thoracalgia, dyspnoea, general bodyache, neurasthenia and costal pain.
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