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SP - 3 (Location)

On the medial side of the pelvic limb just proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joint on the plantomedial side of the 2nd metatarsal bone.

Hint: Feel between the bone and the tendon - go as far distally as possible on metatarsal 2.


SP - 3 (Indications)

Shu-stream (Earth) point
Yuan (Source) Point
Horary point
Abdominal Pain
Stifle and thigh pain


SP - 4 (Location)

On the plantomedial side of the pelvic limb in the depression distal to the base (proximal end) of the 2nd metatarsal bone.

Hint: Base of metatarsal and just distal.


SP - 4 (Indications)

Luo-connecting point to Stomach
Confluent point to Chong channel
Watery diarrhea


SP - 6 (Location)

3 cun proximal to the tip of the medial malleolus in a small depression on the caudal border of the tibia. This point is opposite to GB-39, which is on the lateral side.

Hint: Medial aspect of the leg, just opposite GB-39 (which is just caudal to the saphenous vein.). Almost scraping the bone (in the interosseous membrane.)


SP - 6 (Indications)

Master point for the caudal abdomen and urogenital system.
Yin/Blood Deficiency
Watery diarrhea
Uterine problems


SP - 8 (Location)

On the medial side of the pelvic limb, 3 cun distal to SP - 9, on the caudal border of the tibia, cranial to the deep digital flexor muscle.


SP - 8 (Indications)

Xi-Cleft point.
Acute onset of diarrhea
Abdominal pain
Irregular heat cycles
Abdominal masses


SP - 9 (Location)

On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression between the caudal border of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle. The point is found by following the back of the tibia proximally until it bends caudally just below the medial tibial condyle.

Hint: Most proximal aspect of the tibia. Easier to find if you bend the leg. Where the bone curves upward. Passes tendon and vessels.


SP - 9 (Indications)

He-sea (Water) point
Yin Deficiency
Watery diarrhea
Skin itching
Wei Syndrome


SP - 10 (Location)

When the stifle is flexed, the point is 2 cun proximal and medial to the patella (on a diagonal from the patella) in a depression just cranial to the second belly of the sartorius muscle. The point is approximately 1 patellar length proximal to the top of the patella and then 1 patellar length caudal.
Note: Its location is based on its relationship to the muscle belly of the sartorius muscle and its relationship to the femur, and may change with position and patient variation.

Hint: Sartorius muscle has 2 muscle bellies. Go 1 patellar length up and then in. SP - 10 is between the muscle bellies.


SP - 10 (Indications)

Blood Deficiency
Blood Heat
Blood Stagnation
Skin itching
Pelvic limb paresis or paralysis


SP - 21 (Location)

On the lateral aspect of the thorax at the 7th intercostal space at the same level as the point of the shoulder.


SP - 21 (Indications)

Major Luo point of the Spleen.
Generalized pain
Thoracic pain
Digestive disorders
Thoracic and Pelvic limb weakness
Wei Syndrome