Spleen 4

Acupressure for Spleen QiSP4 Acupressure Point

Spleen 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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sp4 acupressure pointLocation of Acupressure Point Spleen 4

On the medial edge of the foot in the arch just proximal to the metatarsal bone. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Spleen 4 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Health Conditions Treated and Acupressure Point Combinations Using SP 4

Gynecological Disordersrestore-the-middle-way-organic herbal spleen tonic

Stomach Painessential oils for acupressure

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 10 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Conception Vessel (Ren Mai) Acupressure Stick to Acupressure point Ren 12 also using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Foot Problems

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Other Name(s) of SP 4:

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Spleen 4:

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of SP 4:

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

Wu, X. K., Stener-Victorin, E., Kuang, H. Y., Ma, H. L., Gao, J. S., Xie, L. Z., … PCOSAct Study Group (2017). Effect of Acupuncture and Clomiphene in Chinese Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA317(24), 2502–2514. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.7217

Xu, Y., Zhao, W., Li, T., Zhao, Y., Bu, H., & Song, S. (2017). Effects of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysisPloS one12(10), e0186616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186616

Zhu, J., Arsovska, B., & Kozovska, K. (2018). Acupuncture Treatment for FertilityOpen access Macedonian journal of medical sciences6(9), 1685–1687. doi:10.3889/oamjms.2018.379

Wang, X., Lin, H., Chen, M., Wang, J., & Jin, Y. (2018). Effect of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization: An updated systematic review and data mining protocolMedicine97(24), e10998. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000010998

Liang, R., Li, P., Peng, X., Xu, L., Fan, P., Peng, J., … Jiang, M. (2018). Efficacy of acupuncture on pelvic pain in patients with endometriosis: study protocol for a randomized, single-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled trialTrials19(1), 314. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2684-6 

Xu, Y., Zhao, W., Li, T., Zhao, Y., Bu, H., & Song, S. (2017). Effects of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysisPloS one12(10), e0186616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186616