Spleen meridian of Foot-taiyin Lecturer: Qu Hongyan
Spleen Meridian of Foot-taiyin Starting place: The tip of the big toe Pertaining organ: Spleen Connecting organ: Stomach Terminating place: lateral side of the chest
The spleen meridian of Foot-taiyin originates from the tip of the big toe, and travels along the border between the red and white skin of the medial aspect of the foot, ascending anteriorly to the medial malleolus toward the medial aspect of the leg. It crosses over and goes in front of the Liver channel of Foot-Jueyin 8 cun above the medial malleolus, passing through the anterior medial aspect of the knee and thigh, it then enters the abdomen and spleen, its pertaining organ, and connects with the stomach. From there it traverses the diaphragm, and runs alongside the esophgus. It arrives at the root of the tongue and spreads over the lower surface of the tongue. The abdominal branch of the channel goes from the stomach through the diaphragm and finally enters the heart to link with the Heart Channel of Hand-Shaoyin.
Summary of indications • Diseases of spleen and stomach; • Gynecological disorders, external genital problems • Conditions along the pathway of the channel Epigastric pain, abdominal distension, jaundice, heaviness, etc.
Yinbai(SP 1) 【Location】 on the medial aspect of the big toe, about 0.1cun posterior to the corner of the nail 【Indications】 1．Uterine bleeding, menorrhea, blood in the stool, blood in the urine; 2. abdominal distention, diarrhea; 3. psychosis, profuse dreaming, convulsions 【needling method】 puncture superficially 0.1cun, or use moxibustion
Taibai(SP 3) 【Location】 on the posterior border of the small head of the 1st metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin. 【Indications】 1．Stomach pain, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, anorexia; 2. heaviness of the body, pain in joints 【needling method】 puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8cun
Gongsun(SP 4) 【Location】 on the anterior border of the base of the 1st metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin. 【Indications】 1．Stomach pain, vomiting, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery; 2. Epigastric pain, oppression in the chest 【needling method】 Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0cun
Sanyinjiao (SP 6) 【Location】 3 cun above the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia. 【Indications】 1．abdominal distension, abdominal pain, diarrhea, borborygmus; 2. irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, menostasis, leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus, prolonged labor, infertility, impotence, spermatorrhea; 3. difficuty in micturition, enuresis, edema; 4. insomnia, dizziness, hypertension 5. atrophy and paralysis of the legs, beriberi 【needling method】 puncture perpendicularly 1.0-1.5cun Contraindicated for pregnant women.
Yinlingquan (SP 9) 【Location】 on the inferior margin of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression of the medial border of the tibia 【Indications】 1．abdominal distension, diarrhea, jaundice, abdominal pain; 2. difficuty in micturition, edema; 3. spermatorrhea, pudendal pain; 4. pain in the knees 【needling method】 puncture perpendicularly 1.0-2.0cun
Xuehai (SP 10) 【Location】 when the knee is flexed, 2 cun above the medial superior border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of the m. quadriceps femoris 【Indications】 1．Irregular menstruation, heavy uterine bleeding, amenorrhea; 2. utercaria, ezcema, erysipelas, abdominal distension, diarrhea, jaundice, abdominal pain, difficulty in micturition, edema; 3. pain and swelling in the knees 【needling method】 puncture perpendicularly 1.0-1.5cun
Dabao (SP 21) 【Location】 on the mid-axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space 【Indications】 1．Cough, dyspnea 2. chest and hypochodriac regions; 3. pain of the whole body, weakness of the four limbs 【needling method】 puncture transversely or obliquely 0.5-0.8cun, avoid a deep insertion to prevent puncturing the lungs