Japanese Acupuncture - Spleen Deficiency Liver Excess - Five Phase Protocol

Japanese Theory

This page contains the abdominal presentation, treatment points and associated signs and symptoms for the Spleen Deficiency Liver Excess Five Phase treatment. For a description of the overall treatment protocol see our Five Phase treatment information page.

Five Phase - Spleen Deficiency Liver Excess Pattern

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  • Treatment Points:
  • Technique: #1 or #2 needle, approx. 2-3mm insertion, vibrating needle, retain approx. 3-5 minutes
  • SP Deficiency Points:
  • Fire Points - PC 8 & SP 2 or
  • Yuan Source Points - PC 7 & SP 3
  • LV Excess Heat Points (choose 1 from each channel and both SP points):
  • GB 38 or GB 36
  • TH 3 or TH 5
  • LV 2, LV 3, LV 4 or LV 8
  • SP 6 and SP 10
  • Supplementary Points:
  • UB 25, UB 31, UB 32, UB 33, UB 34
  • Common Symptoms:
  • Headache a/or neck stiffness
  • Cold below and warm above
  • Constipation
  • Twitching a/or pain of the muscles
  • Suppression of anger
  • Depression effecting libido
  • Related Patterns & Treatment (in lieu of controlling cycle):
  • HT heat: tonify KD 2, disperse GB 41
  • SP heat: disperse ST 36, ST 37 & ST 39
  • LU heat: tonify PC 5, SP 3 & LU 10
  • KD heat: disperse UB 40

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes

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