Spleen 15 (SP 15)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Daheng, Big Horizontal Stroke
4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus, lateral to muscle rectus abdominis.
Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation.
Strengthens the Spleen, strengthens the limbs, resolves damp, regulates Qi, stops pain, promotes the function of the Large Intestine.
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