SP 8 Acupuncture Point

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.