Spleen 4

Acupressure for Spleen QiSpleen 4 of the Foot Taiyin channel is a major acupressure-acupuncture point for women’s reproductive issues such as infertility, perimenopausal symptoms, irregular menstrual periods and bleeding, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids. It is paired with acupressure-acupuncture point Pericardium 6 to activate the Chong Mai, or Penetrating Extraordinary Vessel.

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s):

  • Gongsun
  • Grandfather Grandson
  • Yellow Emperor
  • Prince’s Son

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Coupled Point of Yin Wei Mo
  • Luo or Connecting point
  • Master Point of Chong Mai

sp4 acupressure pointLocation: On the medial edge of the foot in the arch just proximal to the metatarsal bone

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Gynocological Disorders

Stomach Pain

For distension and sharp pain of the abdomen and/or area of the navel (belly-button) due to Stagnation of Blood in the Stomach, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 4 and acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and acupressure point Spleen 11 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Conception Vessel (Ren Mai) Acupressure Stick to Acupressure appoint Ren 12 also using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Foot Problems

  • For heat in the soles of the feet apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 4 and acupressure point an Spleen 10 and apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Large Intestine 11 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) along with the applying the
  • Pain of the heel and or arch one can apply acupressure to Spleen 4 on, both feet, the foot the pain is located, or on the opposite side if acupressure at the sight of the pain is uncomfortable.

 

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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