Spleen 03 (SP 3)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Taibai, Greater (Supreme) White
Proximal and inferior to the head of the first metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Gastric pain, abdominal distension, constipation, dysentery, vomiting, diarrhea, borborygmus, sluggishness, beriberi.
Strengthens the Spleen, resolves damp, strengthens the spine.
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