Spleen 6

Acupressure for Spleen QiSpleen 6 is one of the most useful and important acupressure-acupuncture points on the body with a multitude of actions and indications. Acupuncturists rely heavily on this point to harmonize the Spleen energetic organ system. It is the acupressure-acupuncture point where the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney energetic organ systems cross and the point influences all three organs and channels.

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s) of Acupressure Point Spleen 6:

  • Sanyinjiao
  • Three Yin Meeting
  • Reunion of Three Yin
  • Three Yin Crossing
  • Great Yin
  • Three Yin Intersection
  • Life Support
  • Lower Three Li
  • Tai Yin

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of SP 6:

  • Center of Energy
  • Intersecting or Meeting Point of the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney

Location of Acupressure Point Spleen 6:

Sp 6 is on the medial side of the leg 3 Cun (one hand width) above the tip of the medial malleolus and posterior to the edge of the tibia

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Spleen 6:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Spleen 6:

Liver Qi Stagnation

Skin Problems

Skin diseases resulting from Blood Heat such as eczema or psoriasis benefit from applying the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 6 and applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion). Additional apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick acupressure point Large Intestine 11 and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Kidney Deficiency

Spleen Qi Deficiency

Constipation

Breast Growths & Accumulations

Infertility

Urinary Problems

Pain

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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