SP-5 (Shang Qiu)

SP1-SP5SP5-SP9

Chinese Name:

Shangqiu 商丘

English translation:

Shang Mound

Location:

On the depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus, midpoint between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus.

Classification:

Jing-River point of the Spleen Meridian.

Indications:

Borborygmus, abdominal distension, diarrhoea, pain in the foot and ankle joint.
Constipation, jaundice, poor digestion, gastritis, stiffness and pain of tongue, haemorrhoids, foot swelling, nightmares, breast pain, female infertility, hernia, fever.
Gastric cancer, doesn't want to eat, spleen vacuity, congestion of the spleen, pain in the spleen, sighs often or groans, aesthenia, loves to sleep, heavy sensations in body, melancholy, heart sorrow, pain in joints, pain in internal aspect of thing, pain in the thighs, hypertonicity of the sinews, impaired bending and stretching of the knee with inability to walk, osseous tuberculosis, bone bi, oedema, colic, sensation like a 'piglet' running around in the abdomen causing severe pain, epilepsy, infantile convulsions with diarrhoea, child fright wind, throat bi, glomus (plum-pit throat).

Functions:

Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, resolves dampness.

Notes:

Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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