SP 6 Acupuncture Point - San Yin Jiao - Spleen Meridian

  • Chinese Name Sanyinjiao
  • English Name Three Yin Intersection
     
  • Location: 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia.
     
  • Precautions: No needle in pregnancy
     
  • Point Associations:
  • Intersection point of the SP, LV and KD (3 leg yin meridians)
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • 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.
     
  • Spleen Meridian Points (21):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

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