SP3 (Spleen 3) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Taibai
English Name: Supreme White

Location: Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsal, at the junction of the red and white skin.


Shu-Stream point of the Spleen channel, Yuan-Source point of the Spleen channel.


Reinforces the Spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao, regulates Spleen's transforming and transporting functions, eliminates dampness.

Primary Indications:

Abdominal distension, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhoea.

Tertiary Indications:

Heavy sensation in the body, borborygmus, constipation, foot swelling, dysentry, haemorrhoids and fistulae, poor digestion, cholera, bi syndrome.

Other Indications:

Fullness and oppression preventing the patient from assuming a reclining posture, distension in the chest and lateral costal region, very slow pulse, acute gastroenteritis, pain in the kidneys, lumbar pain preventing movement, heat diseases starting with pain in the head and face, fever with fullness, oedema, headache, extreme pallor (which is why this point is called "Great Whiteness").


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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