SP 16 Acupuncture Point(Fuai) belongs to the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin,which is commonly used for abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, indigestion, etc. Puncture 1 to 1.5 cun straight.

SP 16 Acupuncture Point Location

3 cun above SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline (CV 11).

fuai point

What Is the meaning of Fuai

Fuai:”Fu”,the abdomen,refers to the spleen soil.”ai”,sad. The name of “Fuai” means that the spleen soil of the ground this point is washed out by water. The substance of this point is the water-qi from the SP 15(Daheng) point. After reaching this point, the water-qi turn into rain and drop down on the ground. The soil of the spleen is washed out by rain,but it has no ability to resist, so it is sad, hence the name.

SP 16 Acupuncture Point Usage

Indigestion, abdominal pain, constipation, dysentery.


Digestive system diseases: umbilical pain, indigestion, dysentery, gastric ulcer, stomach cramps, hyperacidity or decrease, indigestion, constipation, intestinal bleeding.

SP 16 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Press and rub SP 15(Fuai) with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time, and insist on massaging it every day, which can prevent gastrointestinal diseases and protect liver and gallbladder.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on SP 16(Fuai) for 5 to 15 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit.

SP 16 Point Compatibility

Combined with XiaWan, Liangmen, Taibai, Tianshu, Quchi point to treat the abdominal pain and indigestion;

Combined with QiHai, Zhongwan,Neiting, Zusanli point to treat abdominal pain and bowel irritation;

Combined with Zhongwan, Zusanli, Daheng, Gongsun, Hegu point to treat abdominal pain;

Combined with HeGu, Quchi, Fujie, Shangjuxue point to treat constipation.

Combined with HeGu, Tianshu, Shangjuxu point to treat dysentery.