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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Spleen Meridian Index > Spleen 4

Spleen 4

Chinese Name: Gongsun (English translation: Grandfather Grandson)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Spleen Meridian.
Master point of the Chong Mai Vessel (couple with PC 6).


  • Acute gastric pain, gastric distention and stuffiness, poor appetite, pain around the umbilical region, diarrhea, bloody stools
  • Epigastric pain, chest congestion, distention in the hypochondrium
  • Master point of Chong Mai (pair with PC 6): irregular menstruation, retention of placenta, postpartum faintness, shen issues

Functions: Strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao, resolves dampness, regulates the Chong Mai, regulates menstruation.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .6 - 1.2 cun.

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