SP 15 Acupuncture Point

SP 15 Acupuncture Point

SP 15 Acupuncture Point is called as dà héng. Da means Large. Heng means Horizontal. This point is on the large part of the abdomen horizontal to the navel.

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 15 Acupuncture Point
SP 15 Acupuncture Point

SP 15 Acupuncture Point Location

Level with umbilicus, 4 cun lateral to midline

On the abdomen, at the level of the umbilicus, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline. Needle perpendicularly 0.7 – 1.2 cun.

Names

⼤大横 dà héng

Spleen 15 Great Horizontal.

Speciality

Great Horizontal

Meeting Point on the Spleen Channel with the Yin Linking Vessel

Functions

  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Strengthens the limbs
  • Regulates qi
  • Resolves dampness
  • Benefits the Large Intestine

Indication

  • Dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • lower abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation
  • sadness, inability to raise the four limbs, copious sweating
  • chronic diarrhea with mucus in the stools, chronic constipation due to deficiency
  • diarrhea and loose stools

Diseases

Abdominal pain and distension and intestinal disorders.

Discomfort

Area of Protection

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