Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Fujie : Abdomen Knot

Sp-14 : Foot Taiyin Spleen 14


Location:
On the lower abdomen, 1.3 cun inferior to Daheng Sp-15, 4 cun lateral to the midline.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

Warning:
In thin patients, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.


TCM Actions:
Warms and benefits the lower jiao
Regulates qi and descends rebellion

TCM Indications:
  • Periumbilical pain, diarrhoea and dysenteric disorder, diarrhoea due to cold in the abdomen, abdominal distension and constipation, painful shan disorder.
  • Qi rushes up to the Heart, Heart pain, cough.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Lateral cutaneous thoracic nerve from T12
    Dermatome Segment: T12

    Notes:
    Lad and Durve (2008) in Marma Points of Ayurveda locate a group of five points slightly medial to this point and at Taiyi St-23 and at Shenque Ren-8 called Nabhi Marmani. They are all associated with Prana Vayu, Samana Vayu, Apana Vayu, Vyana Vayu, Pachaka Pitta, Ranjaka Pitta and Kledaka Kapha.

    They all have the following actions:
    - Enkindles agni, regulates samana vayu
    - Stimulates digestion and absorption in stomach, small intestine and colon
    - Regulates functions of liver, gallbladder, spleen, intestines
    - Regulates function of kidneys, pancreas, and adrenals
    - Relieves congestion in these associated organs
    - Relieves stagnation locally caused by vyana vayu
    - Relieves abdominal pain and distension
    The right point is especially connected with functions of the cecum, ileocecal valve, appendix, ascending colon and right ureter.
    The left point is especially connected with the descending colon, sigmoid colon, rectum and left ureter.


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