Spleen 3

Acupressure for Spleen Qi

SP3 Acupressure Point

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

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sp-3.acupressure pointLocation of Acupressure Point SP 3

Spleen 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. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Spleen 3 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Health Conditions Treated and Point Combinations Using Acupressure Point Spleen 3

Spleen Deficiencyrestore-the-middle-way-organic herbal spleen tonic

In cases of Spleen Qi Deficiency:

Fatigue

If experiencing chronic tiredness with a lack of vitality:

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:

Digestive Upset

Chronic diarrhea or loose stools may indicate Spleen Qi Deficiency:

Chronic episodes of undigested food in the stool would indicate Spleen Qi Deficiency:

If experiencing chronic nausea and lack of appetite:

Chronic constipation with stick bowel movements that seem unresolved point to Internal Dampness due to Spleen Qi Deficiency;

Hemorrhoids-Organ Prolapse

The Spleen energetic system of traditional Chinese medicine is responsible for holding organs up and the Spleen is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the vessels so they can contain the blood. For those suffering with hemorrhoids or organ prolapse:

Stomach Problems

In cases of sharp pain of the abdomen, or Stomach Cold, that improves with the application of heat:

For borborygmus (a grumbling noise in the stomach) with stabbing pain that improves with warmth applied to the abdomen:

If one experiences distention of the abdomen that protrudes like a tight drum:

In cases of pain of the epigastrium and Heart:

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point 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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point SP 3

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.

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References

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