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SP-16 (Fu Ai) Abdominal Lament

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Spleen Channel of Foot Tai Yin
  • Meeting Point of the Spleen Channel with the Yin Linking Vessel

Actions:

  • Regulates the intestines

Indications:

  • Abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, dysentery.

Location

CAM:
  • 3 cun above the centre of the umbilicus, and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
AMOA:
  • On the abdomen, in the depression at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle, 3 cun superior to Daheng SP-15.

    Note: in some patients with a narrow subcostal angle, this point may fall on the costal margin; the options then are to i. locate more medially, ii. needle transversely on the costal margin, iii. select a different point.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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