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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Spleen Meridian Index > Spleen 8

Spleen 8

Chinese Name: Diji (English translation: Earth Pivot)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun below SP 9, on the line connecting the tip of the medial malleolus and SP 9.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Spleen Meridian.

Indications:

  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea
  • Dysuria, edema
  • Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, spermatorrhea, impotence, lumbar pain

Functions: Harmonizes the Spleen, regulates menstruation and the uterus, moves Blood, regulates Qi.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 2.0 cun.

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