SP10 (Spleen 10) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xuehai
English Name: Blood Sea

Location: When the knee is flexed, this point is 2 cun above the medosuperior border of the patella, on the bulge of the medial portion of the quadriceps femoris (vastus medialis) muscle. Alternative method: Cup your right hand to the patients left knee, with the thumb on its medial side and the other four fingers directed proximally. The point is where the tip of the thumb rests.

Functions:

Major point for menstrual disorders and skin rashes, cools the blood, benefits dried blood, activates circulation of blood, harmonizes Ying, dispels wind (relieves itching).

Primary Indications:

Menstrual disorders (irregular menses / dysmenorrhoea / amenorrhoea), pain in the medial aspect of thigh.

Tertiary Indications:

Uterine haemorrhage, urticaria, eczema, vaginal discharge, skin disorders / lesions, anemia, urinary incontinence.

Other Indications:

The five stranguries, distended abdomen due to rebellious Qi, fullness in abdomen due to "Kut", abdomen distended, chronic peritonitis, endometritis, orchitis, haemorrhage.

References:

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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