SP-5 Shang Mound SHANGQIU - Acupuncture Points

| December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments | 3,860 views

Location
SP-5 Shang Mound SHANGQIU - Acupuncture Points ) In the depression at the junction of a vertical line drawn along the anterior border and a horizontal line drawn along the lower border of the medial malleolus. Or: In the depression halfway between the highest prominence of the medial malleolus and the tubercle of the navicular bone.
How to find
SP-5 is located in a depression anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, at the junction of a vertical line drawn along the anterior border and a horizontal line drawn along the inferior border of the medial malleolus. SP-5 is located distal to the tendon of the tibialis anterior muscle.
Located in a comparable position on the lateral aspect of the foot is ➞ G.B.-40 (in a depression at the junction of a vertical line drawn along the anterior border and a horizontal line drawn along the inferior border of the lateral malleolus).
Needling
0.3–0.6 cun vertically, obliquely or transversely (subcutaneously) deep to the tendons towards ➞ ST-41.
Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Spleen, eliminates Dampness, benefits the tendons and bones
● Moves Qi locally
● Calms the shen
Special features
Jing-river point, Metal point, sedation point. Important point for treating Damp bi-syndrome.

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