Spleen channel points lie along the Spleen acupuncture meridian or ‘Spleen channel’.
There are twenty-one (21) such acupuncture points on this channel and they include at least three very important ones which treat issues to do with yin and yang, Qi, Blood, Damp and Phlegm.
To find out what your Spleen does in Chinese medicine, click on Spleen. (For what it does in Western medicine, click here.)
Click on each Spleen point for a page about it. Only points in red have connected pages. The others will turn red as we write pages for them.
Being the Transformer and Transporter your Spleen keeps everything going along under the surface.
That’s rather like a swan’s legs, paddling vigorously – out of sight – as it glides by.
Some of Spleen points clear Damp and Phlegm, others strengthen Blood and steady the Shen, your spirit.
Your Spleen works very closely with your Stomach and with your Heart, so it helps your Stomach digest and absorb food, and it helps your Heart maintain it’s ‘cool’.
It starts on the medial side of your big toe and ends at a point on the side of your chest inferior to your axilla. In between it connects with many important points on other channels.
Some acupuncture points on meridians between knee and toe-tips are particularly important. Since antiquity, acupuncturists have respected them for the special actions they perform. These actions are not just local to the points themselves but affect the metabolism of the body.
These special points are the Five Transport or Shu points.
In another context they become the Five Element points. Read our page on 5 Element theory to understand more about this.
In addition, on the Spleen channel, its Luo-Connecting point, Gongsun, (Spleen 4) has influence over your inherited constitution. For many women it can often help with gynaecological issues.
But Spleen points can be important for everyone.
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