SP 13 Acupuncture Point

SP 13 Acupuncture Point

SP 13 Acupuncture Point is called as fǔ shè. Fu means Zang-Fu organs and She means dwelling. The deep region of this point is the abdominal cavity, which is the dwelling place of the Zang-Fu organs.

The Spleen Meridian begins at the big toe and runs along the inside of the foot crossing the inner ankle. It then travels along the inner side of the lower leg and thigh. Once it enters the abdominal cavity, it internally connects with the spleen and continues upward to reach the Heart Meridian. Externally, the Spleen Meridian continues moving toward the chest and branches out to reach the throat and the root of the tongue.

The Spleen Channel is a yin channel that consists of 21 points. It begins at the 1st toe and runs along the medial aspect of the foot and travels upwards along the lower leg and thigh medially. Once reaching the abdomen it continues upwards toward the chest. As with the Stomach channel the Spleen is an extensive meridian which runs for most of the entire length of the body from the 1st toe to the upper chest but its main usage in a musculoskeletal setting is of the points of the lower limb, namely SP 6, SP 9 and SP 10.

SP 13 Acupuncture Point
SP 13 Acupuncture Point

SP 13 Acupuncture Point Location

0.7 cun superior and 0.5 cun lateral to SP-12, 4 cun lateral to midline in inguinal crease

On the lower abdomen, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline, at the level of CV 3, 1 cun above the superior border of the pubic symphysis. Needle perpendicularly 0.5 – 1 cun.

Names

府舍 fǔ shè

Spleen 13 Bowel Abode.

Speciality

Abode of the Fu

Meeting Point on the Spleen Channel with the Liver Channel and Yin Linking Vessel

Functions

  • Regulates qi and alleviates pain

Indication

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hernia
  • Mass in the abdomen
  • Abdominal fullness and pain, abdominal masses, shan disorder, sudden turmoil

Diseases

Abdominal pain or swelling and hernia pain.

Discomfort

Area of Protection

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