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.

Nature:

Xi-Cleft point of the Spleen channel.

Functions:

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:

Oedema.

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.

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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