Spleen 6

Acupressure for Spleen QiSP6 Acupressure Point

Spleen 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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Location of Acupressure Point Spleen 6

Spleen 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. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Spleen 6 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

SPLEEN 6 SP ACUPUNCTURE POINT

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Health Conditions, Indications, and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Spleen 6

Liver Qi Stagnationfree and easy wanderer organic chinese herbal formula

In the case of Liver Overacting on Spleen due to aggressive Liver energy resulting from Liver Qi Stagnation:

Menstrual Disorders

The Liver energetic system governs the menstrual Blood according to traditional Chinese medicine and Spleen 6 intersects with the Liver channel. Both Blood Heat and Blood Stagnation can result in heavy menstrual bleeding, PMS cramps, and clots.

Skin Problems

Skin diseases resulting from Blood Heat such as eczema or psoriasis:

Kidney Yin Deficiencyorganic kidney yin herbal tonic

All Yin of the body is based in Kidney Yin. Spleen 6 is the Intersecting point of the Kidney and Spleen and plays an important role in fluid metabolism and Yin qualities of the body. In cases of Yin Deficiency with symptoms such as dry skin, afternoon-night sweats, and/or thirst:

Edema

Because Spleen 6 plays an important role in fluid metabolism and influences the Kidney energetic system it is a useful point for treating edema of the ankles:

Infertility

The Liver and Kidney energetic symptoms are implicated in women’s gynecological disorders and Spleen 6 intersects with both playing a role in a large number of reproductive issues including infertility.

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

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:

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:

Constipation

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

In cases of chronic constipation with dry bowel movements due to Blood Deficiency:

Breast Growths and Accumulationsbreast topical essential oils

The Spleen channel traverses the breasts and acupressure point Spleen 6 is highly prized for preventing and/or resolved masses developing in the breasts.

Urinary Problems

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With atrophy or pain in the lower leg, shin, or foot:

With heat in the soles of the feet:

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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 Acupuncture Point SP 6

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Spleen 6

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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