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Functions of the Spleen

The Spleen has 6 Primary Functions:

1.To govern transformation and
transportation: of the liquid and solid
products of digestion after they have been
rottened and ripened by the stomach.
2.To control the Blood: to dominate the frst
stage of its formation and holding it in its
proper place and preventing hemorrhage
3.To control the muscles and the four limbs:
to provide vigor and bulk
4.To open into the mouth dominate sense of
taste! and manifest in the lips
5.To control the “raising qi to counteract
sinking and prolapse!
!.To house "i
Point "ctions and #ndications:
 Treats failure of the transportation and
transformation function$ resulting in
borbygmus$ loose stools$ undigested food in
the stool$ poor appetite$ etc.
 Treats disorders of the intestines such as
dysenteric disorder$ diarrhea$ and constipation
 Treats retention of dampness and consequent
qi stagnation$ resulting in distention and pain
of the abdomen$ edema$ heaviness of the
body$ soreness of the muscles and %oints$
s&elling of the four limbs$ di'cult urination$
leucorrhea$ somnolence$ lethargy$
 Tonifes qi and blood
 (esolves blood stasis$ especially in the uterus
and cools the blood
Functions of the Spleen
 (einforces the SP function of holding blood in
the proper place
 (aises qi and treats prolapse
 Treats dyspnea$ fullness and distention of the
chest and lateral costal region$ sighing$ etc.
 )alms and regulates the Spirit.
 Treats disorders of the genitals.
The Spleen )hannel
The #ain $ath%a&
*. The Spleen
meridian begins
at a superfcial
level at SP * on
the medial aspect
of the frst digit. #t
runs up the
medial aspects of
the foot and leg
and crosses the
+( channel at a
point , cun
superior to the
medial malleolus.
-. #t ascends to the
lo&er abdomen at
SP *-.*/$ &here
the path&ay
crosses to )0 /
and )0 1.
/. The meridian
continues to SP
*1 and SP *2$
entering the
spleen and
pancreas and
connecting &ith
the stomach
above )0 *3.
1. 4ne deep branch
travels from the
stomach at )0
*3! through the
diaphragm and
on&ards to the
heart to link &ith
the 5eart channel.
2. The main branch goes to SP *6 and then ascends through the
diaphragm passing 67 -1 and +( *1 and +8 * acc. to 9!! and
chest to end at SP -*.
The Spleen )hannel
6. From SP -3 a deep path&ay passes centrally across the chest$ past
+8 * and through the neck and esophagus to the root of the tongue$
&here it radiates around the back of the tongue and sublingual
areas.
'ivergent (hannel
• +eaving the primary meridian on the thigh$ this converges &ith
the 9ivergent channel of the Stomach and passes up to the
throat and then enters the tongue
)uo (hannel
• This leaves the primary meridian at SP 1 and connects &ith the
Stomach meridian.
• " branch ascends to the abdomen to connect &ith the stomach
and intestines.
#uscle (hannel
• This originates on the medial side of the frst digit and ascends
the foot to bind &ith the medial malleolus.
• #t passes up to bind &ith the medial aspect of the knee$ then
traverses the medial aspect of the thigh to bind &ith the hip and
%oin the reproductive organs.
• #t crosses the abdomen$ binds &ith the umbilicus$ enters the
abdominal cavity$ binds &ith the ribs$ and fnally disperses
through the chest.
• "n internal branch binds to the spine
SP * (etired :hite
*ood+ *ell+ ,ntr&+ -host point ⊥ 1 . /
0orbidden #onths 11
+ocation ;edial nail point of the big toe
<(:
"bout .* cun pro=imal to the corner of the nail
<ust distal to the >are of the distal phalan=
)T"
?eedling @3A or 12A insertion directed pro=imally .*B.- cun$ or prick to bleed
Function 2tops Bleeding 3mo4a5
'+ #
o 8terine bleeding$ menorrhagia$ blood in urine or stool$
vomiting blood$ nosebleed
(alms the 2pirit 3ghost pt5
'+ #
o Sadness$ maniaBdepression$ e=cess dreaming$ insomnia$ loss
of consciousness
9
o 9epression and restlessness in C=cess patterns resulting
from blood stasis
#
#oves Blood 2tasis
#
o 7lood stasis in the uterus
6ing7*ell+ 8cute (onditions
'
o "bdominal distention$ s&elling of the limbs$ diarrhea$ etc.
9nbinds (hest
'
o 5eat in chest$ fullness of chest$ dyspnea$ sighing
*ood 9nder7(ontrolling ,arth
)6
o +ack of organiDation$ erosion of center sp qi def.!
o 7leeding$ prolapse of the bladder$ anus or uterus$
hemorrhoids.sp qi def.!
o Slo& thought processes$ lethargy$ boredom dampness!
o #ngratiation to avoid anger$ di'culty asserting oneself$
feeling emotionally untable.
o Slo& metabolism dampness!
*ood :ver7(ontrolling ,arth
)6
o )onstraint rootbound!. 4bsession$ rumination$ canEt get oF
5olly&ood circle
o Tension$ pressure$ and pain across middle %iao$ acid re>u=$
bitter or sour taste$ heartburn
?ame 5idden :hite
Gin: hidden$ obscure
7ai: &hite
"lternate ?ames: Gin :hite$ 6host Pile$ 6host
Cye
+< ;irtues: ,mpo%ers earth to hold center.
'iminishes constraint that comes %ith being “root bound.
4ther
SP * (etired :hite
o This point is a rising po&er. (adiating po&er$ it allo&s the
breath of earth to rise into the +8. #tEs important in creating a
balance bet&een earth and celestial harmony.
o <6: 8se &hen a person canEt see a &ay out$ he.she needs ne&
roots in the soil. The person is stuck and needs ne& gro&th.
This point anchors us to the ground and enhances the clarity of
thought. 4veractive &ood in earth is alike a potted plant
choking oF life. This point aids in study and recall.
SP - 6reat )apital
0ire+ Toni<cation+ 2pring+ 0irst 8id ⊥ 3 . 375
0orbidden #onths 11
+ocation 4n the medial edge of the big toe
<ust distal to the base of the pro=imal phalan=
<(:

4n the medial surface of the frst digit
9istal to the metatarsophalangeal %oint
<ust distal to the >are of the base of the
frst pro=imal phalan=
Traditionally at the %unction of the change in skin color!
)T"
?eedling 12A inferior insertion ./B.2 cun
Function 'amp = 'amp7>eat
'+ #
o Cdema of the limbs$ heaviness of the body &ith pain in the
bones$ oppression of the chest
>armoni?es middle @iao
'
o "bdominal distention$ epigastric pain$ vomiting$ diarrhea$
constipation
0ebrile diseases
'+ #
o "t beginning stage &ith absence of s&eating gets you to
s&eat and get rid of the pathogen!
o Febrile disease that does not disperse
)ocal point for disorders of the big toe
'
0irst 8id: fractures+ sprains
6A*
'e<cient 0ire %ithin ,arth
)6
o Slo& digestation and integration$ poor digestion$ e=cess
deliberation and slo& thought process dampness!
o C=cess &ater contributing to >uid stagnation and defcient qi
and yang dampness!
,4cess 0ire %ithin ,arth
)6
o #nsatiable appetite hungry heart! ST heat!
o Fluids are consumed leading to yin defciency geographic
tongue!
?ame 6reat ;etropolis
9a: great$ big
9u: unit of government organiDation$ a capital
cityH a pool
+< ;irtues: *arms the earth so our lifeBs harvest ma& Courish.
>elps satiate the hungr& heart.
4ther
SP - 6reat )apital
o This point &arms the Carth$ giving mental energy. #t is like
putting lava in the soil. #t brings deep %oy and sparks the earth.
#tEs good for concentration and memoriDation.
o #t aids cold hands$ heavy limbs and fertility.
SP / Supreme :hite
2ource+ ,arth+ >orar&+ 2tream ⊥ 3 . 375
+ocation 4n the medial edge of the foot
<ust pro=imal to the head of the frst metatarsal bone
<(:
"t the >are of the head of the frst metatarsal bone
Pro=imal to the metatarsoBphalangeal %oint
at the %unction of the change in skin color!
)T"
?eedling @3A insertion .2B* cun
Function Toni<es 2$ Di
'+ #
o Fatigue$ no appetite$ diarrhea$ undigested food in stool 9
o ;ental over&ork: stimulates brain$ promotes memory$
induces mental clarity ;
Aesolves 'ampness
#+ '
o 5eaviness of the body$ pain of bones$ oppressive sensation
in the four limbs$ borborygmus$ diarrhea$ dysenteric
disorder 9
o 9ampness any&here in the body$ confused thinking$
muDDiness of head$ stu'ness of the chest$ fullness and
stu'ness of epigastrium$ no appetite$ di'cult urination &ith
cloudy urine and vaginal discharge$ feeling of heaviness$
sticky tongue coating ;
'ispels *ind7'amp:
'
o :indBdamp causing fever$ febrile disease &ith fullness and
oppression and inability to lie do&n$ febrile disease that
begins &ith heaviness of head$ pain of forehead
o 9ispels &indBdamp from %oints and lumbar$ treats atrophy
disorder
#oves Di in the (hest and 8bdomen
'
o "bdominal and epigastric distention and pain$ distention of
chest and lateral costal region$ constipation
(lears $hlegm in the )ungs
#
2trengthens the 2pine
#
o IThe Spleen controls the spineJ 5uang Ti ?ei )hing Su
:en!. :eak or not straight spine in cases of chronic
backache
)ocal
'
o Treats disorders of the big toe and the head of the *st
metatarsal
>orar& $oint 3,arth %ithin ,arth5
)6
o #ncongruence bet&een intentions$ speech and actions.
?eediness and ingratiation. integrity!
o 8nable to mi= or propose
o "cquired burdens that obscure recognition of our real needs
and appetites
?ame Supreme :hite
Tai: very$ e=treme
7ai: &hite
SP / Supreme :hite
+< ;irtue: empo%ers nourishment from the earth as the source
of acquired qi.
4ther
o This point lends a sense of solidity and groundedness.
o <6: This point nourishes$ holds and lifts. #t aids in concentration$
memoriDation and study. #tEs useful for folk ungrounded due to
airplane travel or frequent moving from place to place.
o :hite <ade is considered e=tremely precious to the )hinese. The
:hite in this point name can refer to that aspect of
preciousness found &ithin all of us. This point helps a person to
kno& his.her o&n specialness and preciousness.
SP 1 PrinceEs 6randson
)uo point+ (hong #o #$+ "in *ei #o ($ ⊥ 3 . 3
+ocation 4n the medial edge of the foot
<ust distal to the pro=imal end of the frst metatarsal bone
<(:
9istal and inferior to the base of the frst metatarsal bone
<ust distal &here the bone >ares$ * cun pro=imal to SP /
)T"
?eedling @3A insertion .2B* cun
Function Aegulates the 2$ = 2T
'+ #
o
)lears 9amp #n the epigastrium
;
o
7lood Stasis in the ST
;
o
)lears ST 5eat
;
o
9escends ST Ki
;$9
o
0omiting$ cold in ST$ no pleasure in eating$ borborygmus$
diarrhea$ undigested food in stool$ dysenteric disorder$ blood
in stool
9
Aegulates #enstruation via (hong #o
'+#
o
#rregular menstruation$ stops e=cessive bleeding$
gynecological disorders$ retention of placenta and lochia
Aelieves $ain
'+ #
o
#mportant for pain and distention any&here in upper or
lo&er abdomen
o
Treats heart and chest pain )hong ;o capillaryBlike vessels
dispersing into chest!
(alms the 2pirit
'
o
;aniaBdepression$ manic raving$ insomnia and restlessness$
epilepsy$ 67 defciency$ much sighing
?ame Gello& Cmperor
6ong: grandfatherH publicH a surname
Sun: grandsonH a surname$ general sun
+< ;irtues: 9nites the mind 3stomach5 and the heart 3spleen5
of the earth element. #n the relationship bet&een the earth
o'cials$ the spleen is the grandfather and the stomach is the
grandson$ spanning generations$ forming a bridge bet&een the
&isdom of the past and our hope for the future. #n response to
shock &e can lose touch &ith our centers$ pro%ecting the fulfllment
of our needs onto to others. 4ur appetites can come to be based on
our drive to seek comfort &ith no attention paid to the quality of
nourishment our spirits truly hunger for. This dynamic can be
embodied as stagnation of damp. SP 1 helps dispel damp and
directs the mind in&ardly back to&ards the %ing so it can serve as a
healthy foundation for building ourselves ne&ly from acquired qi.
4ther
o
This is one of the most beautiful points in the body. The )hinese
character is the name of the PrinceEs grandson &ho literally
saved the realm.
SP 1 PrinceEs 6randson
o
8se this point to give essence to distribution$ the healer of the
land.
o
This is used for the spirit a lot. #t is the only point &ith a royal
name so in>uential. #tEs about &ealth$ riches and plenty.
o
The 6randson is one of the CmperorEs favorites. #t is like
entrusting the future to your grandchildren$ leaving a legacy.
There is a sense of encouraging and enhancing the
grandchildren. This point brings tremendous youthful richness.
o
#tEs an investment in the patientEs future. 8se &hen a patient
can no longer think about the future$ has suicidal thoughts or is
feeling sorry for him.herself.
SP 2 ;erchant ;ound
#etal+ 2edation+ Aiver ⊥ 3 . 37E
+ocation #n the hollo& anterior and distal to the medial malleolus
Posterior to the tendon of the tibialis anterior
<(:
Traditionally mid&ay bet&een the tuberosity of the
navicular bone and the prom. of the medial malleolus.
)T"
?eedling *! @3A insertion .-B./ cun
-! 3A insertion beneath the tendons to&ards$ or to %oin &ith$ ST
1*
Function Toni<es the 2pleen and resolves 'amp
'+ #
o #ndolence$ somnolence$ lethargy$ desire to lie do&n$
abdominal distention$ borborygmus$ &atery diarrhea$
undigested food in stool
Bene<ts 2ine%s and Bones
'+ #
o Pain and contraction of the sine&s$ pain of the inner thigh$
&indBdampBbi$ bone painful obstruction$ heavy body &ith
painful %oints$ hemiplegia
(alms the 2pirit
'
o ;aniaBdepression$ e=cessive thinking$ propensity to
laughter$ nightmares$ sighing$ chronic childhood fright &ind$
childhood fright epilepsy
Bene<ts the Tongue
'
o StiFness and pain in root of the tongue$ impaired speech
)ocal
'
o For disorders of the ankle %oint and surrounding soft tissue
'e<cient #etal %ithin ,arth 3,arth not sedating naturall&
thru 2heng c&cle5
)6
o 9ampness: bloating$ e=cess &eight$ constipation or
diarrhea$ feelings of being stuck.
o SelfBimage tied to body &eight and continually feel
&orthless and heavy from overeating. Cmpo&ers feeling of
lightness.
,4cess #etal %ithin ,arth 3,arth losing too much through
2heng c&cle5
)6
o (elease of nutrients before assimilation. 9iarrhea L crying$
the embodiment of grief over value that slips a&ay. Shenling
7aiDhu San
o This person tends to&ards being too thin.
o Self righteousness and perfectionism constrain ability to be
nourished$ assimilation through digestion and breath is
obscured.
?ame 2hang >ill
2hang: * of the 2 sounds of the
musical scale$ market
SP 2 ;erchant ;ound
Diu: hill
+< ;irtue: ,mpo%ers harmon& in the process of assimilating
substantial and essential nourishment.
4ther
o This point speeds up veinous return. #t is very cleansing.
o <6: ;etal gives the earth value$ provides structure and order.
8se &hen people are overly selfBinvolved. #t brings honor and
respect to &oundedness$ ackno&ledging the hurt. Gou can
sedate it for e=treme agitation in children.
SP 6 Three Gin )rossing
Aeunion 2$+ )A+ FG ⊥ 3 . 37E
0orbidden #onths H1
+ocation 4n the medial surface of the leg
1 ")# pro=imal to the prominence of the medial malleolus
Posterior to the edge of the tibia
<(:
/ cun pro=imal to the prominence to the medial malleolus
4n the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia
7et&een the tibia and soleus muscle
)T"
?eedling @3A or 12A pro=imal insertion *B*.2 cun$
)ontraindicated in pregnancy
Function Aesolves 'amp
'+ #
o
5eavy body$ heaviness of 1 limbs$ edema$ borborygmus$
diarrhea$ undigested food in stool$ abdominal distention$
cold abdomen$ no desire to eat and drink$ vomiting$
o
:indBdamp bi$ atrophy disorder and painful obstruction of
lo&er limbs$ ecDema
0rom )o%er 6iao
o (eproductive organs: leucorrhea$ infertility$ fbroid tumors$
prostate infections
o 8roBgenital tract: 9i'cult urination$ enuresis$ painful
urination$ cloudy urine
Toni<es 2pleen Di
'+ #
o
"ll SP defciency patterns: poor appetite$ loose stools$
fatigue.
o
)ombine &ith ST /6 to tonify ;iddle <iao$ Ki and 7lood to
relieve chronic fatigue
Aegulates the 9terus and #enses and moves Blood 2tasis
'+
#
o
#nduces labor$ irregular menses$ uterine bleeding$
menorrhagia$ amenorrhea$ dysmenorrhea$ clots$ abdominal
masses$ uterine prolapse$ infertility$ restless fetus$
transverse presentation$ di'cult labor$ retention of lochia$
postBpartum diDDiness
Aegulates 2e4ual function and the -enitals
'
o
Seminal emission$ se=ual hyperactivity in men$ impotence$
pain in genitals$ pain in penis$ contracted testicles$ shan
disorder
2tops pain
#
o
+o&er abdomen: regardless of cause smoothes out +( qi$
clears 9amp$ tonifes SP!
#oves 2tagnant )A Di
#
o
#rritability
Toni<es FG "in
#
o
9iDDiness$ tinnitusl$ night s&eats$ heat$ dry mouth$ and other
M# yin def. symptoms
Toni<es )A and >T Blood de<cienc& deriving from 2$ qi
de<cienc&
#
(lears Blood >eat
#
o
C=terior 5eat disease at Nue stage or chronic 7lood heat
skin disorders!
SP 6 Three Gin )rossing
(alms the 2pirit
#+ '
o
Csp. if from 7lood and.or Gin defciency or SP qi defciency
not creating 7lood
;
o
Palpitations$ insomnia
9
?ame Three Gin #ntersection
San: three
Gin: yin$ the complement of yang
<iao: to intersect$ %oint$ meet$ cross
4ther
o
8se this point for very deep depressions &hen the person is
desperate$ &ants to run a&ay$ &ants to Ithro& upJ his.her %ob$
family and food.
o
<6: This is a classic point for clearing damp. #tEs very stabiliDing$
empo&ering$ strengthening. 5elps you take yourself on and move
the force of the mountain$ edema. #t grounds$ roots and
strengthens the trunk. #tEs good for the person &ho says$ I# canEt go
onOJ
SP P +eaky 0alley
⊥ 3 . /
+ocation 4n the medial surface of the leg
P ")# pro=imal to the prominence of the medial malleolus
Posterior to the edge of the tibia
<(:
6 cun pro=imal to the prominence to the medial malleolus
4n the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia
7et&een the tibia and soleus muscle
Iote: 5istorically there have been various cun locations for
SP 6$ P$ and ,. 1.P.@ are given in 9r. :u :eiBPEingEs book$
on 9r. <. +avierEs diagrams and in +E"cuponcture )hinoise
by 6eorge Soulie de ;orant.
)T"
?eedling @3A or 12A insertion *B*.2 cun
)ontraindicated for mo=a in several classical te=ts
Function 2pleen Di 'e<cienc&
9
o :asting of the muscles and the >esh despite normal eating
and drinking
'ampness
9
o "bdominal fullness$ borborygmus$ diarrhea$ painful belching$
edema$ di'cult urination$ s&elling of the ankle$ sadness
&ith counter>o& qi$ seminal emission$ leg paralysis$ leg qi$
inversion counter>o& of legs and knees$ knee painful
obstruction
2pleen Di “)eaJing ,arth not (ontrollingK>olding *ater
+<
o 9ampness$ e=cessive need to give or receive sympathy$
craving sugar
?ame )eaJing ;alle&
)ou: to leak$ to drip
-u: valley
+< ;irtue: empo%ers the spleen to hold the center and prevent
leaJing. The valley alluded to in the pointEs name can refer to the
stomach or to the hara in the lo&er %iao. #f earth qi is defcient$ the
spleen may fail to empo&er the center to contain nourishment
adequately. #ncomplete digestion can be congruent &ith conditions
such as leaky gut syndrome. ST 1/ is named Isunken valley$J and it
refers to defcient stomach qi failing to hold the middle and lo&er
%iao in place. 5emorrhoids and prolapse are evidence of our
IvalleysJ sinking. Carth controls &ater across the ko cycle. #f the
controlling in>uence of earth is defcient$ &ater &ill leak as it
over>o&s the boundary created by the riverEs banks. Cvidence of
the valley leaking is seen in signs of damp stagnation. +eaky valley
can function to prevent leaking or reduce edema and disinhibit the
>o& of urine &hen elimination is di'cult. Cmotional leaking can
manifest as the e=cessive need to give or receive sympathy. The
craving of sympathy is the psychoBspiritual equivalent of craving
SP P +eaky 0alley
sugar$ and it engenders a type of dampness e=perienced clinically
as neediness. )loying and neediness are the correlates of ying
leaking due to erosion of our emotional center. SP P can strengthen
our centers and help treat such leaking in all aspects of being.
4ther
o <6: 8se for incontinence and urine issues. 8se &hen Carth is not
holding &ater or nourishment. #t helps stop circular thinking. #t
allo&s the patient to reap the re&ards of doing for others.
SP @ Gin ;ound Spring
/i (left point ⊥ 4 . 37E
+ocation 4n the medial surface of the leg
@ ")# pro=imal to the prominence of the medial malleolus
Posterior to the edge of the tibia
<(:
*3 cun pro=imal to the prominence to the medial malleolus
4n the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia
7et&een the tibia and soleus muscle
?ote: 5istorically there have been various cun locations
for SP 6$ P$ and ,. 1.P.@ are given in
9r. :u :eiBPEingEs book$ on 9r. <. +avierEs diagrams and
in +E"cuponcture )hinoise by 6eorge Soulie de ;orant.
)T"
?eedling @3A or 12A insertion *B*.2 cun
Function #oves Blood 2tasis in the 9terus
'+ #
• #mportant point for dysmenorrhea$ uterine masses$
abdominal masses and irregular menstruation
• 4ften combined &ith +# 1 for acute dysmenorrhea
Aesolves 'ampness
'
• For abdominal distention$ poor appetite$ di'cult urination$
edema$ leucorrhea$ especially &hen these symptoms
accompany menstrual disorders.
Turns over the ,arth L #oves ,arth 2tagnation 3tonif&5
l@
>elps :veractive ,arth Aela4 3sedate5
l@
?ame CarthEs )ru=
9i: earth
<i: crucial pointH to cureH machine
+< ;irtue: $romotes integrit& b& moving stagnation. #nertia and
momentum defne a continuum of dysfunctional e=pression
associated &ith earth. Carth tends to remain at rest mirroring the
slo& process of geological change. 7ut &hen it does fnally initiate
movement$ it tends to move cataclysmically. Cither end of the
spectrum$ &hether typifed by lethargy and boredom or habitual
Idoing$J can present as obstinacy. Carth ;otivator is similar to
utiliDing a bulldoDer to come and move stuck earth. Tonifying it can
help motivate earth to move$ &hereas sedating it can help
overactive earth rela=.
4ther
o #f the Spleen gets sluggish or hyper$ this point helps to revitaliDe
or calm do&n.
o The Spleen has to &ork hard transporting qi around the body.
:ith all Carth )Fs$ question &hether or not you need to start oF
by motivating the earth.
SP , Carth ;otivator
o Some peopleEs earth has not been turned over in generations.
This turning over is needed to prepare the Carth to receive. #t
can be so hard$ impacted$ and &ater logged that it is of no use
to the person.
o <6: This point is moving and motivating. #t turns over ne& earth.
This is ho& you have e=perienced Carth so far and &e are going
to till the earth so that you can plant ne& seeds. There is a lot
of blood.qi.energy here. #tEs like a bulldoDerQit shakes up the
earth$ turns it over and forces it to move. #tEs good for stubborn
people &ho donEt hear &hat you say. #tEs helpful for >uid or fatty
tissue buildups$ irregular menses.
SP @ Gin ;ound Spring
*ater point+ 2pring point ⊥ 57M . /
+ocation 4n the medial surface of the leg
*/ ")# pro=imal to the prominence of the medial malleolus
4n the posterior edge of the tibia
<(:
5aig: #n the corner formed by the tibiaEs shaft and medial condyle
*/ cun pro=imal to the prominence to the medial malleolus
bet&een the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle
4n the inferior border of the medial condyle of the tibia
This is level &ith the tuberosity of the tibia and 67 /1!
)T"
?eedling @3A insertion *B*.2 cun
Function Aesolves 'ampness 3esp. lo%er @iao5
'+ #
o Cdema$ s&elling of lo&er limbs$ urine retention$ di'cult
urination$ diarrhea$ sudden diarrhea &ith undigested food in
stool$ dysenteric disorder$ no desire to eat$ %aundice$
abdominal distention$ leucorrhea
)ocal
'+#
o For pain and s&elling of the knee and systemic painful
obstruction
'e<cienc& of *ater %ithin ,arth
+<
o C=cessive appetite$ thirst$ infertility$ lacking sympathy for
ourselves and others
,4cess of *ater %ithin ,arth
+<
o 9ampness$ lethargy$ boredom$ slo& thought process$
obsessive thought patterns$ &orry$ uterine dysfunctions
fbroids!
?ame Gin ;ound Spring
Gin: yin$ the complement of yang
+ing: mound$ hill$ tomb
Kuan: a spring
+< ;irtues: Iourishes earth to promote fertilit& in all aspects
of being. >elps engender the emotion s&mpath& for self and
others. #f &ater &ithin earth is defcient$ earth is parched as
assimilation of nourishment is compromised. #f there is lack of
control by &ater$ the fre &ithin earth can rage. Such heat can fuel
appetite and thirst$ although little of the nourishment acquired is
assimilated. 9ry earth can be embodied as infertility as our ability
to make blood and qi is compromised. :e can lack sympathy for
ourselves and others as &e gro& hardened to the &orld. #f &ater
&ithin earth is e=cess$ earth can turn to mud and become thick and
stagnant dampness$ lethargy$ boredom$ slo& thought process!.
C=cess &ater can erode riverbanks to >ood and destroy the felds.
#n this &ay fear can fail to be checked by the mind as our thoughts
become obsessed &ith &orry. SP @ diminishes the presence of
&ater &ithin earth and can be used to drain damp. :hen this point
is tender on a &oman$ it can indicate uterine dysfunction. #t can be
diagnostic of uterine fbroids or other types of damp stagnation that
aFect the reproductive organs.
SP , Carth ;otivator
4ther
o 8se &hen there is a mental craving for sympathy Ifeel sorry for
meJ or dryness$ hardness$ bitterness$ lack of sympathy I# donEt
need it.J
o #tEs the best point for the knees &ith ST /2.
o #t goes tender on &omen &ith hormonal problems and is
classically a point used for that.
o <6: This point addresses both the craving and re%ection of
sympathy. #tEs a lack of &ater in earth that manifests as lack of
>uidity on a mental level and gets hard$ dry and bitter. 8se
&hen thereEs too much &aterQs&elling and damp.
SP *3 Sea of 7lood
⊥ 375 . 371N
+ocation 4n the anterior surface of the thigh
/ ")# pro=imal to the >e=ure of the knee
#n the middle of the belly of the vastus medialis
<(:
1 cun pro=imal to the >e=ure of the knee
L/.- ")# if you use */ ")# from the
medial knee crease to the medial attachment
of the leg to the trunk )T" uses *1!
4n the prominence of the medial head of the
quadriceps femoris muscle
i.e. in the center of the vastus medialis muscle!
:hen the foot is >e=ed
Iote: 9r. :u :eiBPRing puts SP *3 at / cun
above the >e=ure$ but locates SP ** anatomically.
9r. <. +avier sho&s SP *3.** at /., ")#$ &ith */ measured
bet&een the greater trochanter and popliteal crease.
)T"
?eedling @3A or 12A insertion *B*.2 cun
Function #oves Blood 2tasis 3esp. menstrual5
o #rregular menses$ dysmenorrhea$ amenorrhea$ uterine
bleeding containing clots
(ools Blood 3menstrual and sJin5
o #rregular uterine bleeding$ urticaria$ ecDema$ erysipelas
cinnabar to=in!$ herpes Doster$ painful hot sores
Toni<es Blood
o Cspecially &hen allied &ith blood stasis$ but SP 6 is better
for this.
?ame Sea of 7lood
Nue: blood
5ai: sea
+< The spleenEs function is to transform all acquired in>uences into
nurturance by empo&ering the nutritive content of blood. This point
has the ability to move blood stasis like a =iBcleft point. #t also
clears heat in the blood.
4ther
o 8se this point &hen thereEs no life$ no blood and no energy.
o )onsider this point &ith anything associated &ith the blood
itself. #t revitaliDes$ reenergiDes and rea&akens.
o #tEs good for coldness on a mental levelQre%ection and
&ithdra&al.
SP *3 Sea of 7lood
o 8se &ith the I5ouse of 5erniaJ &ith heavy mo=a to reduce a
hernia.
o <6: 8se for anemia or &hen a patient is IcoolJ to oFerings.
SP ** 7asket 6ate
"in *ei #o ⊥ 5 . 3
+ocation 4n the anterior surface of the thigh
@ ")# pro=imal to the knee >e=ure
4n the anterior border of the sartorius
<(:
*3 cun pro=imal to the >e=ure of the knee
L @.- ")# in <(:!
4n the line connecting SP *3 and SP *-
in the groove bet&een the medial border
of the sartorius muscle and the gracilis muscle!
Iote: 9r. :u :eiBPRing puts SP *3 at / cun
above the >e=ure$ but locates SP
** anatomically. 9r. <. +avier sho&s SP *3.**
at /., ")#$ &ith */ measured
bet&een the greater trochanter and popliteal crease.
)T"
?eedling @3A or 12A insertion .2B* cun 'eep needling ma&
puncture femoral arter& O
Function Aegulates 9rination and 'rains
'amp7>eat
o #ndicated for painful urinary dysfunction$ urine
retention$ obstructed urination$ enuresis$ ecDema of
the scrotum$ damp itching of e=ternal genitalia$ pain
and s&elling of inguinal region$ pain in lo&er abdomen.
o (arely used
?ame :inno&er 6ate
<i: &inno&ing basketH dustpan
;en: door$ gate
"lternate ?ames: Tai Gin #nner ;arket
<i translates as &inno&ing basket. " classical )hinese term
for squatting &ith the legs spread open$ e=posing the inner
thighs$ is %i Duo literally$ I&inno&Bsit$J the position taken
&hile &inno&ing!. The point can be located in this position.
#n ancient )hinese astronomy one of the -, constellations
&as a dustpanBshaped one called <i.
SP *- (ushing 6ate
Aeunion 2$+ )A+ "in *ei #o+ "in *ei #o ⊥ E . 5
+ocation 4n the >e=ure of the groin
1 ")# lateral to the median line
and 1 ")# inferior to the umbilicus
+evel &ith )0 /
<(:
/.2 cun lateral to the anterior median line
&ith lateral border of rectus abdominis L - ")#!
2 cun inferior to the level of the umbilicus
<ust superior to the upper border of the symphysis pubis
and hence level &ith )0 -
4n the lateral side of the femoral artery
and superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove
?eedling @3A insertion .2B* cun
S 9eep needling in a medial direction may puncture the femoral
artery S
S 9eep needling in a lateral direction may puncture the femoral
nerve S
Function #oves blood and qi+ and regulates spasm
9
o "bdominal pain$ cold in abdomen &ith fullness$
abdominal masses$ hemorrhoidal pain$ fetal qi
rushing up&ard to heart. I:hen Gin :ei ;o is
diseased$ heart pain &ill result.J )lassic of
9i'culties!
'rains damp+ clears heat+ and regulates urination
9
o 9i'cult urination$ urine retention$ painful urinary
dysrfunction$ leucorrhea$ sudden turmois disorder$
body heat
Balances giving so that it is not “compulsive
3moves qi5
+<
?ame 2urging -ate
(hong: surge$ dash$ >ush$ rinseH
thoroughfare
#en: gate$ door
8lternate Iames: Palace of )harity$
8pper Palace
of )harity$ Front )amphor&ood 6ate
4ther
o This point has a similar action to ST /3 and M# **.
o "ny gate&ay on the SP must be free moving. This is a
reunion point &ith +iver$ making it a special point.
o 8se for bloatedness$ retention of urine$ constipation
SP *- (ushing 6ate
o 8se to get things moving. Think of a mind or spirit that
&onEt let go. 8s &hen a personEs obsessed on a sprit level.
:ait till the patient is really asking for help to use this point.
SP */ 4'cial (esidence
Aeunion 2$+ )A+ "in *ei #o ⊥ E . 571N
+ocation 4n the abdomen
1 ")# lateral to the median line
and / ")# inferior to the umbilicus
+evel &ith )0 1
<(:
4 cun lateral to the anterior median line
(lateral border of rectus abdominis =
2 ACI and nipple = 4 ACI)
.7 cun superior to SP 12 ! cun inferior to SP 14
(i.e. 4.! cun inferior to the le"el of the umbilicus)
Note: #his point has also been $i"en di%erent
trans"erse distances to the median line.
Current Chinese literature uses 4 cun for SP 1!&1' as SP
11&1' are said to be on
a "ertical line directl( belo) the nipple (i.e. at 4 cun) )ith
SP 1! bein$ !.* cun
as the lo)er abdomen is narro)er.
?eedling @3A insertion *B*.2 cun
O Gn thin patients+ deep needling ma& penetrate the
peritoneal cavit& O
Function Aegulates qi and alleviates pain
'
o "bdominal fullness and pain$ abdominal masses
painful!$ constipation$ pain of lateral costal$ thigh
pain.
?ame Bo%el 8bode
0u: mansion$ residenceH ancient:
bo&el!
2he: house$ abode
4ther
o This point is good for bloatedness in the area of the
point.
o This may be combined &ith SP *1 &hen a person is in
a knot &ith the 7ody.;ind.Spirit and has a barren spirit
&ith no harvest.
o 8se &hen a personEs in a tangle and canEt see their
&ay out.
o This is the 4'cial (esidenceQthe home. #t stabiliDes
the Spleen.
o 8se if a person is scattered$ hyperactive. #t calms them
do&n and allo&s them to %ust be.
o 8se &hen you get the feeling they are a lost child
looking for help.
SP */ 4'cial (esidence
o <6: 8se &hen someone hasnEt really established
themselves &ithin themselvesH &hen theyEre not
centered in their o&n being. #tEs about being your o&n
person$ not living through others$ partners$ friends$
etc.
SP *1 "bdomen Mnot
⊥ E . 5715
+ocation 4n the abdomen
1 ")# lateral to the median line
and * ")# inferior to the level of the umbilicus
+evel &ith )0 P
<(:
4 cun lateral to the anterior median line
(lateral border of rectus abdominis = 2 ACI
and nipple = 4 ACI)
1.! ACI cun inferior to SP 1* and the umbilicus
?eedling @3A insertion *B*.2 cun
O Gn thin patients+ deep needling ma& penetrate the
peritoneal cavit& O
Function *arms the bene<ts the lo%er @iao
'
o )old diarrhea and dysenteric disorder$ cold in
abdomen
Aecti<es qi and do%nbears counterCo%
'
o For stagnation of qi in and uprising qi from!
the abdominal region: umbilical pain$
abdominal distention and constipation$ painful
shan disorder$ qi rushing up to the heart$ heart
pain$ cough
?ame 8bdominal Bind
0u: abdomen
6ie: a knotH to tie$ &eave$ congeal
8lternate Iames: #ntestinal 7ind$
"bdominal 5ole$ "bdominal 7end$
"bdominal C=it
+< ;irtue: unties Jnots in the abdomen congruent %ith
%orr& and rumination. SP *1 can help ease abdominal
qi stagnation congruent &ith pain and distension. This can
be the embodiment of &orry. The umbilicus mediates our
connection to our mothers &hile in the &omb$ and
discomfort in the umbilical region can be associated &ith
issues regarding boundaries as they impact our
assimilation of nourishment. SP *1$ *2$ and *6 are similar
in function yet address diFerent levels of imbalance
relative to the body$ mind and spirit. SP *1 addresses
stagnation that compromises digestion and assimilation
congruent &ith &orry. SP *2 addresses stagnation in the
intestines that can be associated &ith &eakness$ grief$
SP *1 "bdomen Mnot
and loss. SP *6 addresses sorro& in life based on the
belief that our needs &ill never be met.
4ther
o 8se &hen the patient describes a tightness$ a knot in
the stomach$ a pain. +ook for &hen someone is
knotted physically$ spiritually or mentally.
o This point can help to release that mental and spiritual
knot and free them$ as if it &ere to take them out of
prison.
o ;any people have this discomfort over something they
have not dealt &ith. "nger can cause Iventing your
spleenJQ anger isnEt %ust from &ood.
SP *2 6reat 5oriDontal
"in *ei #o ⊥ 1N . 571N
+ocation 4n the abdomen
1 ")# lateral to the median line and the umbilicus
+evel &ith )0 ,
<(:
?eedling @3A insertion .2B* cun
O Gn thin patients+ deep needling
ma& penetrate the peritoneal cavit& O
O 'eep needling ma& penetrate
a substantiall& enlarged spleen or liver O
Function #oves qi and regulates the intestines
'
o )ommonly used for constipation$ often in
preference to ST -2.
o "lso indicated for cold or damp diarrhea and
dysenteric disorder
o +ike ST -/ and ST -1 it treats disorders of the spirit
T propensity to sadness$ sighing
?ame -reat >ori?ontal
'u: great$ big
>eng: horiDontal$ cross&ise
8lternate Iames: 5umanEs
5oriDontal$
Midney Ki
+< SP *1$ *2$ and *6 are similar in function yet address
diFerent levels of imbalance relative to the body$ mind
and spirit. This kind of relationship is frequently seen &ith
points in close pro=imity on a meridian or anatomical
region. SP *1 addresses stagnation that compromises
digestion and assimilation congruent &ith &orry. SP *2
addresses stagnation in the intestines that can be
associated &ith &eakness$ grief$ and loss. SP *6
addresses sorro& in life based on the belief that our needs
&ill never be met. #n this regard longing$ loneliness and
sorro& present as barrenness in all realms of being.
4ther
o This point is the epitome of the Carth element. #t
creates calm. Cverything is laid out calmly and >at.
o 8se to enhance security$ stability and calmness. The
Carth is there to provide solid groundQit &ill be there
to nourish.
o 8se for a distraught$ shattered Carth )F.
SP *2 6reat 5oriDontal
o The middle %iao is for processingQuse for a person &ho
canEt take it anymore$ canEt deal &ith it. This gives
them the security and stability to deal &ith more.
o 8sed &ith ST -2$ this point has a po&erful centering
eFect.
o <6: This moves and lifts qi. #tEs a great balancing point.
#t calms Carth do&n after a shattering crisis.
SP *6 "bdomen Sorro&
"in *ei #o ⊥ E . 571N
+ocation 4n the abdomen
1 ")# lateral to the median line
-U ")# superior to the level of the umbilicus
"t a level half&ay bet&een )0 *3 and )0 **
4n the paramedian nipple line
<(:
4 cun lateral to the median line
! cun superior to the le"el of the umbilicus
+e"el )ith C, 11
Note: #he ori$in of SP 1' at 2.* ACI is un-no)n
C#A
?eedling @3A insertion .2B* cun
S #n thin patients$ deep needling may penetrate the
peritoneal cavity S
S 9eep needling may penetrate a substantially enlarged
spleen S
Function Aegulates the intestines
'
o (arely used.
o #ndicated for periBumbilical pain$ cold in abdomen$
undigested food in the stool!$ dysenteric disorder$
stool &ith pus and blood$ constipation
?ame 8bdominal )ament
0u: abdomen
8i: to lament$ to sympathiDe &ith$
to pityH
sorro&$ grief
+< SP *1$ *2$ and *6 are similar in function yet address
diFerent levels of imbalance relative to the body$ mind
and spirit. This kind of relationship is frequently seen &ith
points in close pro=imity on a meridian or anatomical
region. SP *1 addresses stagnation that compromises
digestion and assimilation congruent &ith &orry. SP *2
addresses stagnation in the intestines that can be
associated &ith &eakness$ grief$ and loss. SP *6
addresses sorro& in life based on the belief that our needs
&ill never be met. #n this regard longing$ loneliness and
sorro& present as barrenness in all realms of being.
4ther
o 8se &hen there is a spiritual emptiness$ sadness$ a
person &ho says I# donEt &ant to eat$J appealing to
your sympathy and &anting to be understood.
SP *6 "bdomen Sorro&
o This point is a bit like 7roken 7o&l. Think of loss in
Carth$ sadness &hen there is emptiness. TheyEre not
being nourished and loved by ;other Carth.
o 8se to help the letting go of motherhoodQitEs good for
menopause.
o #tEs good for a lack of harvest. ?o return$ not gro&ing$
a spiritual emptiness.
o <6: This is a great point for moving and lifting qi. #t
moves old held$ deep sorro& around not having gotten
something that you needed at some point in your
childhood. :hen a person is stuck there$ this is &hat is
called for. #tEs located at the ribcageQuse if thereEs
bloating$ stuckness from not getting flled enough to
move things.
SP *P Food 9rain
⊥ 3 . 5
+ocation 4n the thora=
#n the 2
th
intercostal space
6 ")# lateral to the median line
<(:
?eedling -3A insertion along the intercostal space$ .2B* cun
O HNP insertion+ esp. in thin patients+
carries a substantial risJ of $neumothora4 O
Function 'issipates food and Cuid stagnation
and promotes digestion
'
o I)onnects real SP qi and cures /6 kinds of
Spleen disease. #n severe disease$
&hen life is hanging by a thread$
mo=a this point &ith -33B/33 mo=a comes to
assure the patientEs survival. 8se often in any
ma%or spleen disease.J T7ook of 7ian KueEs Secrets
Shidou
o (arely used.
?ame 0ood >ole
2hi: food
'ou: a hole$ a drain
8lternate Iames: +ife Pass
:e may visualiDe the essence of grain qi rising to the lung
and passing through the diaphragm at this point$ the Food
5ole.
+< Food stagnation is often associated &ith eating too
quickly or too much. 7oth are predicated on feelings of
not being or having enough in life. Physically$ food drain
can address bloating and feelings of heaviness after
eating. SP *P can help empo&er the e'cient processing
of life $ so that nourishment is e=tracted from our
e=periences and mundanity can be released.
4ther
o This is like the sluice or drain for clearing the
7ody.;ind.Spirit &hen the SP is stuck. #t makes sure
the person is moving.
o This is the %iao for taking in$ so &e &ant o make sure
the SP keeps moving.
o Think of the food of the mind and spiritH e.g. obsession.
o #tEs also good for things being stuck in the chest and
breathing.
SP *P Food 9rain
SP *, 5eavenly Stream
⊥ 3 . 5
)ocation 4n the thora=
#n the 1
th
intercostal space
6 ")# lateral to the median line
<(:
?eedling -3A insertion along the intercostal space$ .2B* cun
O HNP insertion+ especiall& in thin patients+
carries a substantial risJ of $neumothora4 O
Function #oves and descends qi
'
o Fullness and pain of the chest and lateral
costal region$ shortness of breath$ cough$
rattling of phlegm in throat$ running piglet qi$
hiccup$
Bene<ts the breasts and promotes lactation
'
o 7reast abscess$ failure of breast milk to >o&$
insu'cient lactation.
?ame (elestial Aavine
Tian: celestial$ of the heavensH
skyH
?atureH 5eaven
/i: ravine
+< ;irtues: empo%ers earthBs virtue of reciprocit&.
,mpo%ers the emotions of s&mpath& and empath&.
4ther
o #n this point$ the ;other and Father are united. The
family united on an Carth meridian but &ith the quality
of the Father.
o "lso &e have the >o& from it being IspleenJ and
stream.
o This is good for the >o& of milk on a physical level and
also for the >o& of the Imilk of human kindnessJ on a
deeper level.
SP *@ )hest (egion
⊥ 3 . 5
+ocation 4n the thora=
#n the /
rd
intercostal space
6 ")# lateral to the median line
<(:
?eedling -3A insertion along the intercostal space$ .2B* cun
S @3A insertion$ especially in thin patients$
carries a substantial risk of Pneumothora= S
Function Aegulates and descends qi and unbinds the chest
'
o Fullness of the chest and lateral costal region
e=tending to the back$ inability to turn over
&hen lying do&n$ cough$ shortness of breath.
?ame (hest ;illage
/iong: chest
/iang: countryside$ village
under 23$333 people!
The character =iang$ village$ &as chosen for reasons
similar to those as for SP -$ +( 6$ M# *@. )on%uring the
image of a rural back&ater$ IvillageJ re>ects the relative
unimportance of SP *@.
4ther
o This is good for physical blockage in the upper %iao.
SP -3 Cncircling 6lory
⊥ 3 . 5
+ocation 4n the thora=
#n the -
nd
intercostal space
6 ")# lateral to the median line
<(:
?eedling -3A insertion along the intercostal space$ .2B* cun
S @3A insertion$ especially in thin patients$
carries a substantial risk of Pneumothora= S
Function Aegulates and descends qi+ unbinds chest
'
o (arely used.
o 9istention and fullness of the chest and lateral
costal region$ cough$ cough &ith copious phlegm or
pus$
shortness of breath$ di'cult ingestion$ desire to
drink >uids.
?ame 8ll7Aound 0lourishing
Qhou: all$ &hole$ circumference
Aong: >ourishH honor$ gloryH to
nourish
8lternate Iames: "llB(ound
)onstruction
The Spleen manages blood and disperses essence$ thus
nourishing the body. The +ung distributes this
nourishment in the form of the qi and >uids through the
body. SP -3 is located %ust belo& +8 *H because of its
location it in>uence both the +8 and SP and contribute to
the nourishment of the &hole body.
+< ;irtues: ,mpo%ers a balanced relationship bet%een
the 2$ and )9 oRcials. ,mpo%ers a balance
bet%een earthl& and heavenl& nourishment.
"lthough the spleen meridian contains no &indo& of the
sky points$ # consider this to be similar in function and
treat it as such. " virtue associated &ith earth is loyalty. "
delicate balance e=ists bet&een being loyal to a person or
principle and compromising our ideals in the service of
that to &hich &e are committed. Cncircling 6lory can help
empo&er us to e=perience the highest aspects of both
giving and receiving nourishment in a &ay that is not
obscured by neediness.
4ther
o This point provides a circle of protection and safety
e.g. the protection of the mother. For a person &ho
SP -3 Cncircling 6lory
needs that security but &e donEt &ant to approach too
closely.
o "gain$ the upper %iao is giving and receiving &ith
peace$ security and sympathy. Sedating this point
could bring rela=ation of agitation on a spirit level.
o <6: This point tends to have more connection &ith +8
rather than 5TV #t allo&s holding a person in their o&n
grace. #tEs great for asthma earth kind!. #t flls a void
of depletion from overBcaretaking.
SP -* 6reat Cnveloping
,4it point+ -rand )uo $oint ⊥ 3 . 37E
+ocation 4n the thora=
#n the 6
th
intercostal space
4n the mid a=illary line
<(:
In the '
th
intercostal space on the mid a.illar( line
Inferior and posterior to SP 17
2 intercostal spaces (or ! cun) inferior to /0 22
1arel( the point ma( lie in the 7
th
intercostal space
C#A
?eedling -3A insertion along the intercostal space$ .2B* cun
O HNP insertion+ especiall& in thin patients+ carries a
substantial risJ of
$neumothora4 O
Function  (egulates qi and blood and frms the sine&s and %oints
9
 8nbinds the chest and benefts the lateral costal region
9
 ;oves 7lood in the 7lood )onnecting channels
;
"pplications
• #t embraces the blood of all the luoBconnecting channels:
pain of the &hole body$ &eariness of the four limbs$
>accidity of the limbs$ >accidity of the *33 %oints.
?ame -reat ,mbracement
'a: great$ big
Bao: to &rap$ to contain$ to include$ to
embraceH
bag$ sack
+< #n its etymology$ the character for bao reveals that image of a
fetus surrounded by the &omb. SP -* is the great luo point that
sends collaterals branching around the entire torso$ eFectively
surrounding a personal &ith an enfolding$ motherly embrace. #n
9aoism$ the term baoByi means Ito embrace the one.J The
inner nature of SP -* empo&ers one to feel surrounded by this
unconditional nourishment in life$ as though in the &omb. Such
an image can be potent for a person &ho feels cut oF from
sources of nourishment in life. The character bao reveals in its
etymology the image of a fetus surrounded by the &omb. SP -*
is the great luo point that sends collaterals branching around
the entire torso and eFectively surrounds each person &ith an
enfolding$ motherly embrace. The term bao in 9aoism means
Ito embrace the 4ne.J This evokes the image of the 9aoist
making the spiritual %ourney of restoring original nature de! and
returning back to the &omb by patterning himself on the primal
9ao. The sage &ho is Ifor the bellyJ receives the unconditional
nourishment of the mother. The inner nature of SP -* is to
empo&er one to feel surrounded by unconditional nourishment
in life as though still in the &omb.
4ther
SP -* 6reat Cnveloping
 This point is a place of incredible harmony. 5ere all of the
meridians are united. The mother harmoniDes the &hole
household$ ensures love is >o&ing.
 #tEs good &here the patient is fractured$ disordered and
uneasy.
 This point opens up everything at all levels.
 <6: This is the %unction of all %unctions. #t is great
nourishment of the 7;S$ &hen a person feels unconnected
&ith the earth$ &hen they feel the great mother is not
holding.supporting them. I# am alone$ there is no one here
to help me.J This point allo&s the person to kno& they are
held. # am here for you$ # &ill hold you through this.