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1

Extraordinary channel associated with Spleen? Why?

Chong Mai -- both at central parts of the body

2

Where does Spleen originate in Nei Jing?

Takes shape in the Heart
held in the Ying (Qi) within the vessels

3

Direction of Spleen Qi?

Up

4

Four epidemics that Spleen is involved in?

AIDS, diabetes, obesity, anxiety

5

Other organ Spleen primary channel goes through?

Heart (as well as internal and divergent channels)
Luo Channel goes through both Intestines

6

Part of abdomen and face associated with Spleen?

Centrality; therefore - umbilicus and nose

7

How does Sp 1 restrain worries?

Jing-Well (Wood) - restrains Earth; calms shen with ST 45

8

How many cun apart are Sp 3 and 4?

1 cun

9

Where do three branches of Chong Mai travel?

up abdomen, up spine, down leg

10

How might Sp 5 treat incessant diarrhea?

Sp 5 is Metal -- dryness; diarrhea is Damp

11

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

12

How many cun below Sp 9 is Sp 8?

3 cun; it is the Xi-Cleft point -- acutes and Xue

13

What is the main use of Sp 9? What is it paired with?

Tx of Damp with Ren 9
Water point
Does NOT tonify Spleen

14

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**

15

Where is Shen Guan? What is its name meaning? What important conditions does it treat?

Kidney Gate
1.5 cun below Sp 9
If needled with Sp 9, treats eating d/o's

16

What is the difference between needling and use of moxa on Sp 10?

Needling: invigorates and cools blood
Moxa: builds blood

17

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

18

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.

19

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

20

What is the Great Luo of the Spleen? Two uses for it?

Sp 21
Treats whole body pain, limb weariness, flaccidity of joints
Chest - cough and chest pain

21

Category, Phase: Sp 1

Jing-Well - Wood

22

Category, Phase: Sp 2

Ying-Spring - Fire (clear Heat, tonify Earth)

23

Name, Category, Phase: Sp 3

Tai Bai
Shu-Stream AND Yuan-Source - Earth
**use moxa - tender otherwise**
**#1 point for Spleen**

24

Name, Category: Sp 4

Gong-Sun -- Master-Confluent of Chong Mai
Luo-Connecting

25

Category, Phase: Sp 5

Jing-River - Metal

26

Name: Sp 6

San Yin Jiao - 3 Yin Junction

27

Category: Sp 8

Xi-Cleft

28

Name, Category, Phase: Sp 9

Yin Ling Quan - Yin Mound Spring
He-Sea -- Water

29

Extra point halfway between Sp 8 and 9

Shen Guan - Kidney Gate

30

Name: Sp 10

Xue Hai - Blood Sea

31

Name: Sp 12

Chong Men - Chong Gate

32

Name: Sp 13

Fu She - Fu Organ Abode

33

Name: Sp 14

Fu Jie - Abdomen Knot

34

Name and function: Sp 16

Fu Ai - Abdomen's Sorrow
Jing-Shen Point - Gateway to Lr and Sp

35

Name, Category, Function: Sp 21

Da Bao - Great Wrapping
Lr, Sp, and Middle Jiao release
Great Luo of Spleen

36

Warning for needling Sp 18-20

Like LU 1 and 2: no vigorous adjusting to avoid pneumothorax