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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Spleen Meridian Index > Spleen 5

Spleen 5

Chinese Name: Shangqiu (English translation: Shang Mound)

Location:  On the depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus, midpoint between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Spleen Meridian.


  • Pain in the foot and ankle
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Abdominal distention and pain, diarrhea, constipation

Functions: Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, resolves dampness.

Notes: Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.

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