SP 8

Acupuncture Point Theory

SP 8 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SP 8" , 地機, is represented by "Diji" in pinyin and "Earth's Crux" in english and may be found:

3 cun below SP 9 on line connecting SP 9 and the tip of the medial malleolus.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issues due to Blood stagnation - clotting, fibroids, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
  • Male infertility - seminal emission, depleted essence.

Sp 8 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore sp 8 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SP8, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Blood Stagnation and/or Kidney Qi Deficiency

SP 8 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Fibroids, Irregular Menstruation and/or Seminal Emission

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 37 (Generally for excess and more acute disorders of …) are nearby.

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