Spleen channel of Foot TaiYin- An Introduction

Spleen Channel of Foot Taiyin
Spleen Channel of Foot Taiyin

Pathway of Spleen channel of Foot TaiYin 足太阴脾经

Originates from the tip of the big toe and travels along the border between red and white skin of the medial aspect of the foot, ascending anteriorly to the medial malleolus towards the medial aspect of the leg. It crosses over and goes in front of Liver Channel of Foot-Jueyin 8 cun above the medial malleolus, passing through the anterior medial aspect of knee and thigh; it then enters the abdomen and spleen, its penetrating organ, and connects with the stomach. (The external pathway of the channel distributes in the abdomen 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline).

From there it traverses the diaphragm ( the external pathway of the channel distributes in the chest 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline), and runs alongside the esophagus. It arrives at the root of thr tongue and spreads over the lower surface of the tongue. The abdominal branch of the channel goes from the stomach through the diaphragm and finally enters the heart to link with the Heart Channel of Hand-Shaoyin.

Indications Spleen channel of Foot TaiYin :  Diseases of spleen and stomach, Gynecological disorders, External genital problems, and conditions along the pathway of channel.

 Point No.     Name            Location
 

SP 1

 

Yin Bai 隐白

Medial aspect of big toe, 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.
 

SP 2

 

Da Du 大都

In the depression anterior and inferior to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe, at the junction of red and white skin.
 

SP 3

 

Tai Bai 太白

Posterior border of the small head of 1st metatarsal bone, at the junction of red and white skin.
 

SP 4

 

Gong Sun 公孙

Anterior border of the base of the 1st metatarsal bone, at the junction of red and white skin.
 

SP 5

Shang Qiu

商丘

In 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 6

 

San Yin Jiao

三阴交

3 cun above the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of tibia.
 

SP 7

 

Lou gu 漏谷

On the line linking the tip of medial malleolus and Ying Ling Quan (SP9) 6 cun above the medial malleolus.
 

SP 8

 

Di Ji 地机

On the line linking the tip of medial malleolus and Ying Ling Quan (SP9) 3 cun below Ying Ling Quan (SP9)
 

SP 9

Yin Ling quan

阴陵泉

On the inferior margin of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression of the medial border of the tibia.
 

SP 10

 

Xue Hai 血海

When the knees are flexed, 2 cun above the medial superior border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of medial quadriceps femoris.
SP 11Ji Men 箕门6 cun above Xue Hai (SP 10), on the line connecting Xue Hai (SP 10) and Chongmen (SP12)
 

SP 12

Chong Men

冲门

On the lateral end of inguinal groove, 3.5 cun lateral to the midpoint of the upper margin of the pubic symphysis, on the lateral side of the femoral artery.
SP 13Fu She 府舍0.7 cun superior and lateral to the Chongmen (SP 12), 4 cun lateral to the midline of the abdomen.
SP 14Fu Jie 腹结1.3 cun below Daheng (SP 15), 4 cun lateral to the midline of abdomen.
SP 15Da Heng 打横4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus.
SP 16Fu Ai 服哀34 cun above the center of the umbilicus, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline of abdomen.
SP 17Shi Dou 食窦In the 5th intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline of chest.
SP 18Tian Xi 天溪In the 4th intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline of chest.
SP 19Xiong xiang

胸乡

In the 3rd intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline of chest.
SP 20Zhou rong

周荣

In the 2nd intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline of chest.
SP 21Da Bao 大包On the mid-auxillary line, in the 6th intercostal space.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.