SP-08 (Di Ji) Earth's Crux

SP-08 (Di Ji) Earth's Crux

Acupuncture Points on the Spleen Channel of Foot Tai Yin

  • Xi (Cleft) Point

Actions:

  • Regulates menstruation and invigorates blood
  • Harmonizes the Spleen and resolves dampness
  • Moderates acute conditions

Indications:

  • Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, edema, dysuria, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the medial side of the lower leg, 3 cun inferior to Yinlingquan SP-9, in a depression just posterior to the medial crest of the tibia.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 3 cun below Yinlingquan (SP-9), on the line connecting Yinlingquan (SP-9) and the medial malleolus.

Needling Method:

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

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