Spleen 9 – Acupuncture point

Spleen 9

Spleen 9 (SPL 9) is the acupuncture point known to “drain damp”, usually through urination. It can be used to treat bladder & urinary tract infections, chronic yeast infections, hepatitis, jaundice, and leg edema. It’s also a good long-term treatment point for diabetes.

Some of the other condition point Spleen 9 can address:

  • Dysuria, incontinence of urine, edema
  • Abdominal distention, diarrhea, jaundice
  • Pain in the medial aspect of the knee
  • Pain in the penis, dysmenorrhea, pain in the vulva

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Stress or Worry is the emotion that “injures” the spleens function.

Sp-9 lies in the depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia. The easiest way to find it is to run your thumb up the edge of the bone on the inside of your lower leg until it falls into a hole.

If this Sp-9 is active (tender to touch), it’ll be quite sore and indicate the need for “attention”.

Press gently but firmly for 10-20 seconds, release, repeat.

 

Gordana Smith

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