Spleen 3

Acupressure for Spleen QiSpleen 3 is one of the most important acupressure-acupuncture points on the body for boosting Qi energy and vitality.

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What is Spleen Qi Deficiency and Internal Dampness in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s) of Spleen 3:

  • Taibai-Taipai
  • Supreme White
  • Greater Whiteness
  • Wise Woman

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Spleen 3:

  • Shu or Stream Point
  • Earth point
  • Yuan or Source Point
  • Horary Point 9 AM-11 AM

sp-3.acupressure pointLocation of Acupressure Point SP 3:

Sp 3 is on the medial side of the big toe on the foot proximal to the metatarsal bone in a fleshy dip where the white of the foot meets the dark skin

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of SP 3:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Acupressure Point Spleen 3:

Spleen Deficiency

In cases of Spleen Qi Deficiency, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and use our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Fatigue

If experiencing chronic tiredness with a lack of vitality, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick and/or our smokeless moxa stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Stomach 36 along with applying the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and use our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Internal Dampness

With Internal Dampness developing in the body due to Spleen Qi Deficiency and symptoms of a feeling of heaviness of the body and/or the four limbs, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Spleen 9 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and use our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Digestive Upset

Stomach Problems

  • In cases of sharp pain of the abdomen, or Stomach Cold, that improves with the application of heat, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick and/or our smokeless moxa stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and use our organic Restore the Middle Way formula
  • For borborygmus (a grumbling noise in the stomach) with stabbing pain that improves with warmth applied to the abdomen, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick and/or our smokeless moxa stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and use our organic Restore the Middle Way formula
  • If one experiences distention of the abdomen that protrudes like a tight drum, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick and/or our smokeless moxa stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Stomach 36 and 37 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consult with your local health care professional to determine the cause of the condition
  • In cases of pain of the epigastrium and Heart , apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Spleen 4 along with the applying the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Heart 8 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consult with your local health care professional to determine the cause of the condition immediately

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.

References

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Bastani, F., Khosravi, M., Borimnejad, L., & Arbabi, N. (2015). The effect of acupressure on cancer-related fatigue among school-aged children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research20(5), 545–551. doi:10.4103/1735-9066.164508