Spleen 8, Abbreviated as SP 8, Transliterated Diji in Chinese, Earth Cure in English.
SP 8 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun below SP 9, on the line connecting the tip of the medial malleolus and SP 9.
SP 8 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea
- Dysuria, edema
- Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, spermatorrhea, impotence, lumbar pain
SP 8 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Harmonizes the Spleen, regulates menstruation and the uterus, moves Blood, regulates Qi.
Xi-Cleft point of the Spleen Meridian.
A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.