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Spleen Channel

       

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FUAI SP-16

     

ACTIONS

           

Abdomen Sorrow

   

Regulates the intestines

     

Meeting point of the Spleen channel with

INDICATIONS

       

the Yin Linking vessel

Periumbilical pain, cold of the abdomen, undigested

LOCATION

           

food (in the stool), dysenteric disorder, stool contain- ing pus and blood, constipation.

On the abdomen, in the depression at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle, 3 cun superior to Daheng

4 cun

COMBINATIONS

       

SP-15. Note: in some patients with a narrow subcostal angle, this point may fall on the costal margin; the options

Undigested food (in the stool): Fuai SP-16 and Taibai SP-3 (Supplementing Life).

then are to i. locate more medially, ii. needle transversely on the costal margin, iii. select a different point.

               
 

Jianli REN-11

                       
 

Guanmen ST-22

                     
     

Fuai SP-16

                   

LOCATION NOTE

                       

This point is normally defined as 4 cun lateral to the midline, and on the abdomen the 4 cun line is located at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle.

               

NEEDLING

                         

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun. Caution: i. in thin patients deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity; ii. deep needling at this point may penetrate an enlarged spleen.