Spleen 5, Abbreviated as SP 5, Transliterated Shangqiu in Chinese, Metal Mound in English.
SP 5 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus, midpoint between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus.
SP 5 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Pain in the foot and ankle
- Abdominal distention and pain, diarrhea, constipation
SP 5 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, resolves dampness.
Jing-River point of the Spleen Meridian.
Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.