SP 4 Acupuncture Point

Spleen 4, Abbreviated as SP 4, Transliterated Gongsun in Chinese, Grandfather Grandson in English.

SP 4 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone.

SP 4 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Acute gastric pain, gastric distention and stuffiness, poor appetite, pain around the umbilical region, diarrhea, bloody stools
  • Epigastric pain, chest congestion, distention in the hypochondrium
  • Master point of Chong Mai (pair with PC 6): irregular menstruation, retention of placenta, postpartum faintness, shen issues

SP 4 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao, resolves dampness, regulates the Chong Mai, regulates menstruation.


Luo-Connecting point of the Spleen Meridian.
Master point of the Chong Mai Vessel (couple with PC 6).


Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.