Spleen 9

Acupressure for Spleen QiSP9 Acupressure Point

Acupressure point Spleen 9 on the Foot Taiyin channel is a major point in the body for expelling Internal Dampness and works for both Damp-Heat and Damp Cold conditions anywhere in the body, but especially the Lower Jiao.

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Location of Acupressure Point SP 9

spleen 9 locationFind the tender point on the leg below the knee in the depression at the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Spleen 9 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Health Conditions, Indications, and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Acupressure Point Spleen 9

Skin Problemsrestore-the-middle-way-organic herbal spleen tonic

Skin conditions with Damp-Heat, Redness, and possibly pus or drainage as in eczema, psoriasis, or itchy rashes with drainage:

Digestive Issues

In cases of Damp Cold in the Large Intestine with sharp pain during defecation, chronic loose stools, undigested food in the bowel movement, BM that seems unresolved, and/or sticky bowel movements:

Breast Masses and Accumulationsbreast topical essential oils

To resolve-prevent masses developing in the breasts:

Infertility

For women experiencing infertility due to coldness in the Lower Jiao and uterus:

Painpain remedy with essential oils

Pain syndromes along the Spleen channel would benefit from applying the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Spleen 9; choose points above and below the area of the pain to activate with the corresponding Acu-stick and consider our all-natural topical pain remedies

Vaginal Yeast Infections

For women who have clear or white chronic vaginal drainage, especially when related to chronic yeast infections:

Urinary Track Infections

With chronic painful urination due to Damp Heat:

Stomach Pain

With pain and distention of the abdomen that is relieved with warmth:

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Other Name(s) of Acupressure Point SP 9

  • Yinlingquan
  • Yin Mound Spring
  • Source of the Internal Plateau

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Spleen 9

  • He-Sea Point
  • Water Point
  • Point of Ho, or Autumn

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupuncture Point SP 9

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

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