Flashcards in Spleen/Zu Taiyin Study Guide Deck (36):
Extraordinary channel associated with Spleen? Why?
Chong Mai -- both at central parts of the body
Where does Spleen originate in Nei Jing?
Takes shape in the Heart
held in the Ying (Qi) within the vessels
Direction of Spleen Qi?
Four epidemics that Spleen is involved in?
AIDS, diabetes, obesity, anxiety
Other organ Spleen primary channel goes through?
Heart (as well as internal and divergent channels)
Luo Channel goes through both Intestines
Part of abdomen and face associated with Spleen?
Centrality; therefore - umbilicus and nose
How does Sp 1 restrain worries?
Jing-Well (Wood) - restrains Earth; calms shen with ST 45
How many cun apart are Sp 3 and 4?
Where do three branches of Chong Mai travel?
up abdomen, up spine, down leg
How might Sp 5 treat incessant diarrhea?
Sp 5 is Metal -- dryness; diarrhea is Damp
How are insomnia and skin disorders linked with Blood?
Shen is housed in Heart and Xue -- with agitation, closest available exit for toxins is the skin
Shen/Xue are very excitable -- may lead to insomnia
How many cun below Sp 9 is Sp 8?
3 cun; it is the Xi-Cleft point -- acutes and Xue
What is the main use of Sp 9? What is it paired with?
Tx of Damp with Ren 9
Does NOT tonify Spleen
What is the action of the 3 Emperors? What is their risk?
Sp 6: Earth
Sp 7: Human
Sp 9: Sky
**use with LI 4 to avoid over-tonification**
Where is Shen Guan? What is its name meaning? What important conditions does it treat?
1.5 cun below Sp 9
If needled with Sp 9, treats eating d/o's
What is the difference between needling and use of moxa on Sp 10?
Needling: invigorates and cools blood
Moxa: builds blood
What is the relationship between Sp 15 and ST 25? Locations and differences of action?
In line with the umbilicus
Sp 15: treats constipation
ST 25: treats diarrhea
What is the location of Sp 17 relative to ST 18? Why might this point help treat HIV and some CA?
One intercostal space lower than ST 18. It is in the 5th IC space, 6 cun lateral to midline right over Spleen. Use of moxa can increase WBC count.
Are Sp 15 and 16 useful for Jing-Shen/Mental-Emotional issues?
Sp 15, ST 23-24 -- Emotion
Sp 16, ST 24 -- Psycho-Spiritual conditions
What is the Great Luo of the Spleen? Two uses for it?
Treats whole body pain, limb weariness, flaccidity of joints
Chest - cough and chest pain
Category, Phase: Sp 1
Jing-Well - Wood
Category, Phase: Sp 2
Ying-Spring - Fire (clear Heat, tonify Earth)
Name, Category, Phase: Sp 3
Shu-Stream AND Yuan-Source - Earth
**use moxa - tender otherwise**
**#1 point for Spleen**
Name, Category: Sp 4
Gong-Sun -- Master-Confluent of Chong Mai
Category, Phase: Sp 5
Jing-River - Metal
Name: Sp 6
San Yin Jiao - 3 Yin Junction
Category: Sp 8
Name, Category, Phase: Sp 9
Yin Ling Quan - Yin Mound Spring
He-Sea -- Water
Extra point halfway between Sp 8 and 9
Shen Guan - Kidney Gate
Name: Sp 10
Xue Hai - Blood Sea
Name: Sp 12
Chong Men - Chong Gate
Name: Sp 13
Fu She - Fu Organ Abode
Name: Sp 14
Fu Jie - Abdomen Knot
Name and function: Sp 16
Fu Ai - Abdomen's Sorrow
Jing-Shen Point - Gateway to Lr and Sp
Name, Category, Function: Sp 21
Da Bao - Great Wrapping
Lr, Sp, and Middle Jiao release
Great Luo of Spleen