SP1 (Spleen 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Yinbai
English Name: Hidden White

Location: On the medial side of the big toe, 0.1 cun posterior to the angle of the nail.

Precautions: Forbidden to needle before or after childbirth.


Jing-Well point of the Spleen channel, 3rd of the Ghost Points.


Benefits the Spleen, regulates the blood, moxibustion stops xu type bleeding, calms the shen.

Primary Indications:

Abdominal distension, menorrhagia.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Haematuria, uterine bleeding, much dreaming, infantile convulsions, epistaxis, diarrhoea, cold legs, spitting blood, dyspnoea.

Other Indications:

Spasms of uterus, dyspepsia, moria, vomiting, cannot swallow anything, haemorrhoids (with SP3), abdominal pain or distension, colic, cold in the abdomen, syncope, hordeolum, conjunctivitis, sleepiness, sensation of heat in chest, gall bladder stone.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Spleen channel:

(SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP7, SP8, SP9, SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13, SP14, SP15, SP16, SP17, SP18, SP19, SP20, SP21)

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