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Spleen 04 (SP 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Gongsun, Yellow Emperor

Location
In the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indications
Gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, dysentery, borborygmus.

Traditional Action
Tonify Stomach and Spleen, regulates the Chong channel, stop bleeding, dispel fullness, pacify the Stomach, remove obstructions, regulate menses.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.