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
Role
The official of the Spleen role is to nourish the whole body, it empowers our blood through he acquired essence. It is responsible for the transformation and distribution of nourishment. Spleen is responsible for digestive Qi. It strengths our heart and our spiritual centers. When spleen shows official is out of balance it will often to do with concepts of nourishment and transformation. The individual often may have digestive issues or energy issues, as this official does not nourish the body.
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Cutaneous region

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Key aspects

  • 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

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
Sp-1
Jing Well
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain
Sp-2
Ying Spring
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Sp-3
Key PointShu StreamYuan Point
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingQiLingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationEmotionsContentmentdisappointmentRelationship Anxiety
Sp-4
Master PointKey PointLuo Point
EmotionsWorryNourishmentFinding Place for MeOriginal Qi
Sp-5
Jing River
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Sp-6
Key PointMaster Point
Sp-7
Sp-8
Xi-CleftKey Point
pain acute conditions
Sp-9
Key PointHe Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationcalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecurities
Sp-10
Key Point
calmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecurities
Sp-11
nourishment depletion fully engaged contented
Sp-12
Sp-13
Emotions nourishment care nurturenourishment home stable centre source of vitality self nurture
Sp-14
Sp-15
Key Point
journey forward envisage future experience stable centre growth change contemplation step back contentment dream brighter future
Sp-16
Emotions sadness loss unmet needs loneliness lonely longing acceptancesadness barrenness release tears accept reality compassion comfort
Sp-17
Sp-18
Sp-19
Sp-20
Sp-21
Spirit Point
self love nourishment original nature