SP8 (Spleen 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Diji
English Name: Earth Pivot

Location: 3 cun below the medial condyle of the tibia, on the line connecting Yinlingquan (SP9) and the medial malleolus.


Xi-Cleft point of the Spleen channel.


Harmonizes the Blood, regulates the uterus, promotes spermatogenesis, major point for dysnmenorrhoea.

Primary Indications:

Poor appetite, dysentry, menstrual disorders (irregular menses / dysmenorrhoea / menorrhagia), spermatorrhoea, lin syndrome (dysuria).

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, abdominal distension, low back pain, haemorrhoids.

Other Indications:

Dyspepsia, leukorrhoea, "Bad blood" in abdomen in women, concretions and conglomerations in women, abnormal uterine bleeding, insufficient virility, visceral bi.


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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