Spleen 06 (SP 6)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Sanyinjiao, Three Yin Meeting
3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia.
PMS, abdominal pain and distension, impotence, borborygmus, diarrhea, female problems, sterility, delayed labor, nocturnal emission, enuresis, dysuria, edema, hernia, genital pain, dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, muscular atrophy.
Strengthens Spleen, resolves damp, promotes function of Liver and smooth flow of Liver-Qi, tonifies Kidneys, nourishes blood and yin, benefits urination, regulates uterus and menstruation, moves and cools blood and eliminates stasis, stops pain, calms mind.
Contraindicated in pregnancy.
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