SP4 (Spleen 4) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Gongsun
English Name: Grandfather Grandson

Location: In the depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Nature:

Luo-Connecting point of the Spleen channel, Confluent point of Chongmai: regulates the Chongmai

Functions:

Regulates the Spleen and Stomach, specific action on abdominal pain above the abdomen.

Primary Indications:

Vomiting, diarrhoea, poor digestion, poor appetite, abdominal pain, stomach pain.

Secondary Indications:

Dysentry.

Tertiary Indications:

Borborygmus, epilepsy, oedema, facial swelling.

Other Indications:

Endometritis, irregular menstruation, mentrual pain, placenta does not descend, post-partum syncope, tidal fevers, yin malaria with loss of eppetite, fever with abundant sweating, divagation, great thirst, endocarditis, all types of heart pain, discomfort in cardiac region, malaise below the navel, sighs often, gall bladder organ empty, hypertension, pain or paralysis of big toe and bottom of foot, foot and ankle pain.

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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