Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "SP 3" , 太白, is represented by "Taibai" in pinyin and "Supreme White" in english and may be found:
Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint in a depression at the junction of the red and white skin.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Sp 3 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SP3, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Spleen Qi Deficiency and/or Spleen Yang Deficiency
SP 3 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Digestive Issues, Epigastric Pain, Heart Disease and/or Muscle Weakness
While not necessarily valid clinically, LV 3 (Generally, resolves stagnation and tonifies Yin -…) are nearby.