Acupuncture Meridian Pathways & Point Locations
Spleen Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Foot Greater Yin (Tai Yin) of the Spleen 21 points
The spleen of the Foot-Taiyin starts from the medial aspect of the tip of the big toe. It travels along the medial aspect of the foot at the junction between the red and white skin, ascends anteriorly to the medial malleolus up to the medial aspect of the leg. Passing through the anterior medial aspect of the thigh, it enters the inguinal region traveling along the anterior of the abdomen. It then curves lateral to the midline to the intercostal space up to the 2nd intercostal space. Then turns inferior to midway between the axilla and the free end of the eleventh rib.
0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail, on the medial side of the great toe.
On medial side of the great toe, distal and inferior to the 1st Metatarsophalangeal joint in a depression at the juncture of the red and white skin.
Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsal bone in a depression at the junction of the red and white skin.
In a depression distal and inferior to the 1st metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.
In a depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus, midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus.
3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus on the posterior border of the tibia. Contraindicated to needle during pregnancy.
6 cun from the tip of the medial malleolus on line connecting tip of medial malleolus and SP9 on the posterior border of the tibia (3 cun above SP6)
3 cun below SP9 on line connecting SP 9 and medial malleolus.
On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression between the posterior border of the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle.
With the knee in flexion, 2 cun superior to the superior border of the patella, on the buldge of the medial portion of the quadraceps femoris muscle.
6 cun above SP10 on the line connecting SP12 and SP10.
3.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV2, in the inguinal region, on the lateral side of the femoral artery. Avoid femoral artery when needling!
0.7 cun laterosuperior to SP12 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
1.3 cun below SP15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline, on lateral side of rectus abdominis muscle.
4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus, lateral to rectus abdominus muscle.
3 cun above SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline at CV11.
6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 5th intercostal space.
6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 4th intercostal space.
6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 3rd intercostal space.
6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 2nd intercostal space.
On the midaxillary line, 6 cun inferior to the anterior axillary crease. Midway between the axilla and the free end of the eleventh rib.