(SP) Spleen Meridian - Graphic

You may click on any acupuncture point along the spleen meridian for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names. Our TCM Herbal Database, contains a listing of herbs which enter the Spleen channel. Our TCM theory section contains signs, symptoms, and treatment points for common spleen patterns.

In most browsers you may also hold the mouse over a point and a box will popup which shows the location and precaution information for that point.

 


On the medial side of the big toe .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail On medial side of big toe, distal and inferior to the 1st Metatarsaldigital joint in a depression at the juncture of the red and white skin Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint in a depression at the junction of the red and white skin In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin In a depression distal and inferior to the medial malleoulus midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleoulus 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia **no needle in pregnancy** 6 cun from the tip of the medial malleoulus on line connecting tip of medial malleoulus and SP 9 on the posterior border of the tibia (3 cun above SP 6) 3 cun below SP 9 on line connecting SP 9 and medial malleoulus On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, level with the tuberosity of the tibia With knee flexed 2 cun above the superior medial border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of quadriceps femoris (vastus medialis) 6 cun above SP 10 on the line connecting SP 12 to SP 10 Terms of Use Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove, lateral to the pulsating external iliac artery (joins femoral artery) level with the symphysis pubis 3.5 cun lateral to CV2 ** AA ** .7 cun laterosuperior to SP 12 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline 1.3 cun below SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline, on lateral side of rectus abdominis 4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus, lateral to rectus abdominus 3 cun above SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline (CV 11) 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 5th ICS 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 4th ICS 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 3rd ICS 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 2nd ICS 6 cun below the axilla, midway between the axilla and the free end of the 11th rib on mid-axillary Terms of Use

 

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

Spleen Meridian Links

Basic Information • Graphic • Locations Chart • Functions Chart • Related Patterns
View All Meridians

Be Friends With Us...

Our Store

Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan - Cough & Asthma Herbal Formula

Uses:  Cough, Asthma, Phlegm. Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan removes heat from the lung and dissolves phlegm, relieves cough, dysphoria and asthma.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is used to treat acute and chronic Phlegm Heat in the Lungs.  This herbal formula is used for continuous cough with thick yellow or green sputum.  Typically this cough may be accompanied by difficulty breathing, wheezing, and a fullness sensation in the chest. ($8.99)