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

With irregular menstruation and heavy bleeding:

Consider use our organic Stasis in the Lower Palace formula

If there is retention of afterbirth following labor and delivery:

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, or uterine fibroids:

Consider using our organic Stasis in the Lower Palace formula along with our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

For unexplained infertility:

Consider our organic Stasis in the Lower Palace formula along with our organic Restore the Middle Way formula, our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula and our organic Yin Valley formula 

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:

Foot Problems

For heat in the soles of the feet:

Pain of the heel and or arch:

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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