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SP 1 -- functions

1) regulates & manages blood (usually use moxa)
2) supports & warms the SP
3) clears the Heart & stabilizes the spirit
4) warms Yang & returns inversions (use moxa to warm Yang) ("returns inversions" refers to resuscitation function of Jing Well, among other things)

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SP 1 -- indications

- abnormal bleeding such as uterine bleeding, bloody stool, menorrhagia, blood stasis, nose bleeds
- abdominal distention
- mental disorders, dream disturbed sleep, convulsions

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SP 2 -- functions

1) fortifies the SP & harmonizes the ST
2) returns Yang & stems counterflow

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SP 2 -- indications

- abdominal distention & ST pain
- febrile heat disease without sweating

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SP 3 -- functions *

(Shu Stream & Yuan Source)
1) supports SP & harmonizes middle jiao
2) regulates Qi dynamic (together SP 3 & SP 4 organize the up & down movement between SP & ST)
3) helps movement & transformation (aka supports SP)

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SP 3 -- indications

gastric pain, abdominal distention, constipation, dysentary, vomiting, diarrhea, borborygmous, sluggishness, beriberi

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SP 4 -- functions *

(Luo & Confluent of Chong)
1) supports the SP & ST
2) rectifies Qi (together SP 3 & SP 4 organize the up & down movement between SP & ST)
3) regulates the Chong meridian

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SP 4 -- indications

gastric pain, abdominal pain & distention, dysentery, vomiting, diarrhea, borborygmous

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SP 5 -- functions

fortifies the SP & disinhibits dampness (used for edema in ankles)

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SP 5 -- indications

rumbling intestines, abdominal distention, painful stiffness at root of tongue, constipation, diarrhea, ankle pain

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SP 6 -- functions *

1) supplements SP and helps movement & transformation
2) frees qi stagnation
3) courses the lower jiao (helpful w cramping & stagnation in uterus)
4) regulates the LV & KD (bc LV & KD channels cross at SP 6)
5) dispels wind-damp from the channels & connecting vessels (SP 6 so powerful that it can work on the exterior)

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Why is SP 6 called San Yin Jiao, or "Three Yin Meeting Point"?

The 3 Foot Yins (SP, LV, KD channels) all cross at SP 6. In other words, SP 6 is a connecting point on LV & KD channels.

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Generally Yin channels treat interior patterns, and Yang channels treat exterior patters. How is SP 6 an exception?

- SP 6 is on a Yin channel but it is so powerful that it can work ont he exterior
- SP 6 dispels wind damp from channels & connecting vessels, which is a fxn normally seen on Yang channels

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SP 6 -- indications

- muscular atrophy, motor impairment, paralysis, pain of the lower limbs
- abdominal pain & distention, diarrhea, borborygmous, dysmenorrhea
- irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, morbid leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus, sterility, delayed labor pain in external genitalia, hernia
- noctural emission, impotence, enuresis, dysuria
- edema, headache, dizziness, vertigo, insomnia

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SP 7 -- functions

1) fortifies the SP & harmonizes the ST
2) disinhibits dampness & disperses swelling
3) frees the channels & quickens the network vessels
4) regulates qi & blood

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SP 7 -- indications

abdominal distention, borborygmous, reversal cold or numbness of the leg & knee

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SP 8 -- functions *

(Xi Cleft)
1) removes obstructions from the channel
2) regulates qi & blood
3) regulates the uterus
4) stops pain

* used mostly for acute menstrual pain bc moves stuff through; also can be used just before a period to bring it on

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SP 8 - indications

abdominal pain & distention, diarrhea, edema, dysuria, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea

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SP 9 -- functions *

(He Sea)
1) warms & moves the middle jiao
2) regulates the SP
3) transforms damp (often use moxa)
4) regulates the waterways
5) dispels wind cold (again, an exterior fxn like SP 6 although on a Yin channel)

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SP 9 -- indications

knee pain, incontinence of urin, enuresis, dysuria, edema, jaundice, edema, pain in external genitalia, dysmenorrhea, abdominal distention, diarrhea, dysentery

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SP 10 -- functions *

"Sea of Blood":
1) clears the head & disinhibits damp
2) promotes free flow through the waterways
3) cools the blood, removes stasis of blood, tonifies blood, regulates menses *

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SP 10 -- indications

pain in medial aspect of thigh, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, eczema, erysipelas

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Which point on the SP channel addresses almost any pathology of blood (heat, vacuity, stasis)?

SP 10

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Which point on the SP channel is used for skin problems caused by blood stasis, blood vacuity, or heat in the blood, and can be combined with LI 11 for skin issues / urticaria?

SP 10

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Which point on the SP channel would you moxa to transform dampness in the Spleen?

SP 9 -- major point to moxa to warm the spleen (spleen doesn't like cold) and help with transformation process

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Which point on the SP channel would you use for acute menstrual pain, or to bring on a period just before its onset? Why?

SP 8 -- moves Qi & Blood, therefore can be used for acute menstrual pain or to bring on a period

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Which point on the SP channel can nourish Blood & nourish Yin? Why?

SP 6:
- it is the "Three Yin Meeting Point" where SP, LV, and KD channels cross
- can nourish Blood due to connection with LV
- can nourish Yin due to connection with KD

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Which point on the SP channel is contraindicated during pregnancy? Why?

SP 6 -- because this point moves Blood (therefore it can be used to promote labor)

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Which point on the SP channel would you moxa to for abnormal bleeding, especially uterine bleeding? Why?

SP 1 -- because it regulates & manages blood, and is the Jing Well