Spleen Meridian 脾经

Yin Bai (SP 1)

TRANSLATION:Hidden White
TYPE:Jing-well, Wood, Ghost Point
LOCATION:On the medial side of the great toe, 0.1 cun proximal to the corner of the nail
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion directed proximally
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.1-0.2 cun or prick to bleed

Da Du (SP 2)

TRANSLATION:Big Capitol
TYPE:Ying-spring, Fire, Tonification
LOCATION:On the medial side of the great toe, distal and inferior to the first metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the yin and yang skin
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° inferior insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Tai Bai (SP 3)

TRANSLATION: Greater White
TYPE: Yuan-source, Shu-stream, Earth, Horary
LOCATION: Proximal and inferior to the head of the first metatarsal bone, at the junction of the yin and yang skin
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Gong Sun (SP 4)

TRANSLATION:Grandfather Grandson
TYPE:Luo-connecting, Confluent point of the Chong Vessel
LOCATION:In the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone, at the junction of the yin and yang skin
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Shang Qiu (SP 5)

TRANSLATION:Metal Mound
TYPE:Jing-river, Metal, Sedation
LOCATION:N the depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus, midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) 5° insertion beneath the tendons towards ST 41
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.2-0.3 cun

San Yin Jiao (SP 6)

TRANSLATION:Three Yin Meeting
TYPE:Meeting point of the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney meridians
LOCATION:3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the tibia
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion directed proximally, * Contraindicated in pregnancy+F85
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Lou Gu (SP 7)

TRANSLATION: Seeping Valley
TYPE:  
LOCATION: 3 cun above SP 6, on the line joining the tip of the medial malleolus and SP 9
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° or 45° insertion directed proximally
NEEDLE DEPTH: 1.0-1.5 cun

Di Ji (SP 8)

TRANSLATION:Earth Pivot
TYPE:Xi-cleft
LOCATION:3 cun below SP 9, on the line joining SP 9 and the medial malleolus
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Yin Lin Quan (SP 9)

TRANSLATION:Yin Mound Spring
TYPE:He-sea, Water
LOCATION:On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia. In the depression on the medial border of the tibia
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Xue Hai (SP 10)

TRANSLATION:Sea of Blood
TYPE:
LOCATION:When the knee is flexed, the point is 2 cun above the mediosuperior border of the patella, on the bulge of the medial portion of m. Quadriceps femoris. Or, when the patient's knee is flexed, cup your right palm to the left knee, with the thumb on the medial side and with the other four fingers directed proximally, and the thumb forming an angle of 45 degrees with the index finger. The point is where the tip of your thumb rests
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Ji Men (SP 11)

TRANSLATION:Basket's Door
TYPE:
LOCATION:6 cun above SP10, on the line drawn from SP10 to SP12
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion, * Deep needling may puncture femoral artery
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Chong Men (SP 12)

TRANSLATION:Rushing Door
TYPE:Meeting point of the Spleen and Liver meridians with the Yin Wei vessel
LOCATION:Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove, on the lateral side of the femoral artery, at the level of the upper border of the symphysis pubis, 3.5 cun lateral to CV
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion, * Deep needling may puncture femoral artery or femoral nerve
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Fu She (SP 13)

TRANSLATION:Dwelling
TYPE:
LOCATION:0.7 cun laterosuperior to SP 12, 4 cun lateral to the CV channel
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion, * If patient is thin, deep needling may puncture peritoneal cavity
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Fu Jie (SP 14)

TRANSLATION:Abdomen Knot
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.3 cun below SP 15, 4 cun lateral to the CV channel. On the lateral side of m. Rectus abdominis
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion, * If patient is thin, deep needling may puncture peritoneal cavity
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Da Heng (SP 15)

TRANSLATION:Great Horizontal
TYPE:Meeting point of the Spleen meridians with the Yin Wei vessel
LOCATION:4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus, lateral to m. Rectus abdominis
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion, * If patient is thin, deep needling may puncture peritoneal cavity, *Deep needling can puncture an enlarged liver or spleen
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Fu Ai (SP 16)

TRANSLATION:Abdomen Sorrow
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun above SP 15, 4 cun lateral to CV 11
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion, * If patient is thin, deep needling may puncture peritoneal cavity, *Deep needling can puncture an enlarged spleen
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Shi Dou (SP 17)

TRANSLATION:Food's Cavity
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the fifth intercostal space, 6 Cun lateral to the CV channel.
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° insertion along intercostal space, * Perpendicular insertion can puncture lung in thin people
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Tian Xi (SP 18)

TRANSLATION:Heavenly Stream
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the fourth intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the CV channel
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° insertion along intercostal space, * Perpendicular insertion can puncture lung in thin people
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Xiong Xiang (SP 19)

TRANSLATION:Chest Home
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the third intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the CV channel
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° insertion along intercostal space, * Perpendicular insertion can puncture lung in thin people
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Zhou Rong (SP 20)

TRANSLATION:Encircling Glory
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the second intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the CV channel
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° insertion along intercostal space, * Perpendicular insertion can puncture lung in thin people
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Da Bao (SP 21)

TRANSLATION:Great Embrace
TYPE:Great luo-connecting point, Meeting of the Spleen meridians with the Yang Wei and Yin Wei vessels
LOCATION:On the mid-axillary line, 6 cun below the axilla. Midway between the axilla and the free end of the eleventh rib
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° insertion along intercostal space, * Perpendicular insertion can puncture lung in thin people
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun