Spleen Sp

Spleen Sp

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
Key channel for digestion – every aspect from mouth to final stage of Krebs cycle (producing energy); Energy low in afternoon = spleen deficiency; Diahorea, undigested food in stool, abdominal aches, bloating all spleen style symptoms; Transformation and transportation of liquid and solid foods; Posterior to medial edge of tibea, pubic region, connects to intestines;
Areas / Symptoms
When Sp (digestion) works poorly get damp – congestion phlegm and oedema -Bloating and damp lack of body bulk
Brief Psychology
Receiving, Excess thinking, excess giving, needy, unnourished
Primary functions
Dominates the transportation and transformation of liquid and solid food Major role in digestion qi and blood intestines and discharge of fluid Controls the blood Dominates muscles and the four limbs Provides vigour and bulk Opens in to the mouth and dominates taste sense Breathing Calms and regulates the spirit Disorders of the genitals.
Overview
Begins at the medial side of the big toe, ascends ankle medial knee, to hip, crosses to abdomen, intersects Cv3, Cv4 and Cv10, enters the spleen, and connects with the stomach, emerges in stomach region ascending 4 to 6 bin lateral to the midline, intersecting GB24 and Lv14 and Lu1, then descends to the seventh intercostal at Sp21. A branch ascends through the diaphragm to the throat and spreads over lower surface of the tongue. Another branch ascends from the stomach through the diaphragm to link with the heart.
6 Channel Partner
Divergent Channel
Separates from the primary channel in the middle of the thigh, follows the stomach divergent channel to the throat where it penetrates the tongue.
Luo Connecting Channel
Begins at Sp4, connects with the St channel, enters the abdomen and connects with the intestines and the stomach. The “Great Luo-Connecting Channel of the Spleen” : separates from the primary channel at Sp21, spreads through the chest and lateral costal region gathering the blood of the luo-connecting channels of the whole body.
Sinew Channel
Originates at the big toe, binds at the ankle, knee, groin, umbilicus, enters the abdomen and binds at the ribs, spreads in the chest and adheres to the spine
Channel Meeting points
Lu1, GB24, Lv14, Cv3, Cv4, Cv10, Cv17
Time of Day
9am to 11am
Official Role
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Spleen

  • Key channel for digestion – every aspect from mouth to final stage of Krebs cycle (producing energy)
  • Energy low in afternoon = spleen deficiency
  • Diahorea, undigested food in stool, abdominal aches, bloating all spleen style symptoms
  • Transformation and transportation of liquid and solid foods
  • Posterior to medial edge of tibea, pubic region, connects to intestines
  • When Sp (digestion) works poorly get damp – congestion, phlegm and oedema -

Cutaneous region

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