Point Localization: In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.

TCM Actions: Strengthens the Spleen. Regulates the Intestines. Resolves dampness. Benefits the tendons and joints. Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen).

Indications: Spleen Deficiency. Tiredness. Lassitude. Drowsiness. Lethargy. Willingness to lie down Abdominal distension. Borborygmos. Diarrhea. Food in the feces. Constipation. Pain and contraction of tendons. Pain in inner thigh. Bi Syndrome of Bone. Sensation of weight. Joint pain. Manic-depressive disorder. Agitation. Excessive thinking. Inappropriate laughter. Nightmares. Melancholy.

Target area: Feet. Ankle. Inner thigh. Joints.

Point Name and Meaning: Shangqiu – Metal Mound

Acupuncture Meridian: Spleen

Categories: King (river). Metal. Sedation.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.