SP 4 Acupuncture Point(Gongsun) belongs to the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin,which is commonly used for stomach pain, vomiting, borborygmus, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, abdominal gaseous distension, loss of appetite, athlete’s foot, etc,puncture 0.6-1.2 cun.

SP 4 Acupuncture Point Location

In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.

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What is the meaning of Gongsun

Gongsun:Gongsun, the generation of grandfather and grandson, refers to the relationship between the Qi of point and the soil of Spleen. The five elements of Spleen Meridian belong to soil, its father is fire, its garandfather is wood, its son is gold, and its grandson is water. The name of “Gongsun” means that the substance of this point is the converge Qi of Spleen Meridian and Chong Channel turns into the dampness-qi of the heaven. The substance of this point comes from two aspects, one is  Qi of the heaven from SP 3(Taibai) point, and other is the high temperature water-qi of Chong Channel from the pores of the ground.hence the name.

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SP 4 Acupuncture Point usage

  • Spleen and stomach diseases: stomach pain, abdominal pain, borborygmus, vomiting, loss of appetite, bowel, hiccups, dysentery, diarrhea.
  • Cardiothoracic disease: upset, chest distress, chest pain.
  • Others: such as insomnia, sleepiness, madness, edema, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, intestinal bleeding, foot tarsal pain, numbness of the toes and other diseases.

Clinical:acute and chronic gastritis, digestive ulcers, acute and chronic enteritis, neuropathic vomiting, dyspepsia, schizophrenia, etc.

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SP 4 Acupuncture Point therapy

Massage Therapy

Use your thumb and fingertips to pinch and rub SP 4(Gongsun) point for 100 to 200 times,which can relieve abdominal pain if long-term massage it.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion on SP 4(Gongsun) point with moxa sticks for to 10 -20 minutes, once a day,It can treat vomiting, edema, and stomach pain.

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SP 4(Gongsun) point Compatibility

Combined with Fenglong, Danzhong and Zhongkui point to treat vomiting and dizziness;

Combined with Jiexi, Zhongwan, and Zusanli point to treat stomach pain;

Combined with Zhongwan and Neiguan point to treat hyperacidity and stomachache;

Combined with Shugu and Bafeng point to treat toes numbness;

Combined with Zhigou, Zhangmen, and Yanglingquan point to treat subflank pain;

Combined with Zusanli, Huaroumen, and Taibai point to treat stomachache;

Combined with Huaroumen, Sanyinjiao, Shenshu point,Mingmen point to treat irregular menstruation.

Combined with Zhongwan and Zusanli point to treat gastric pain;

Combined with Tianshu, Liangqiu, Fenglong point to treat obesity;

Combined with HeGu and Neiguan point to treat primary high blood pressure.

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21 Points Along The (SP) Spleen Meridian

SP 1 SP 2 , SP 3 , SP 4 , SP 5 , SP 6 , SP 7 , SP 8 , SP 9 , SP 10 , SP 11 , SP 12 , SP 13 , SP 14 , SP 15 , SP 16 , SP 17 , SP 18 , SP 19 , SP 20 , SP 21