SP-8 (Di Ji)

SP5-SP9

Chinese Name:

Diji 地机

English translation:

Earth Pivot

Location:

On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun below SP 9, on the line connecting the tip of the medial malleolus and SP 9.

Classification:

Xi-Cleft point of the Spleen Meridian.

Indications:

Poor appetite, dysentry, menstrual disorders (irregular menses / dysmenorrhoea / menorrhagia), spermatorrhoea, lin syndrome (dysuria).
Oedema.
Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, abdominal distension, low back pain, haemorrhoids.
Dyspepsia, leukorrhoea, "Bad blood" in abdomen in women, concretions and conglomerations in women, abnormal uterine bleeding, insufficient virility, visceral bi.

Functions:

Harmonizes the Spleen, regulates menstruation and the uterus, moves Blood, regulates Qi.

Notes:

A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 2.0 cun.


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