Acupuncture Spleen Meridian

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)

Sp-3 Taibai

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)

Sp-6 Sanyinjiao

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-8 Diji and Sp-9 Yinlingquan

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.

Sp-10 Xuehai and Sp-15 Daheng

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.

Sp-21 Dabao

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