List your Practice List a School List an Event Contact Us
Account Login View Cart Cart ($0.00)

Acufinder.com is the leading resource for everything to do with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Asian Medicine. It is the premier Web destination for those seeking health and wellness for themselves and their loved ones through the principles of Oriental Medicine. We are the voice of authority for up-to-date health and wellness information from an Eastern Medicine perspective.

Search for Acupuncturists Search for Acupuncture Schools Search for Acupuncture Events
Explore Acufinder

Acupuncture Points

Bookmark and Share

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Spleen 06 (SP 6)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Sanyinjiao, Three Yin Meeting

Location
3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia.

Indications
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.

Traditional Action
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.

Contraindications
Contraindicated in pregnancy.

References:

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

OíConnor, 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.