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Acupressure Point SP6: Spleen 6 or San Yin Jiao

San Yin Jiao (SP6) is commonly used for urological, pelvic disorders, insomnia, and menstrual cramps.

San Yin Jiao (SP6) is commonly used for urological, pelvic disorders, insomnia, and menstrual cramps. San Yin Jiao (SP6) is located on the inside of your leg, just above your ankle. To find this point, (1) locate the highest peak of the ankle then (2) four finger widths up your leg, apply deep pressure slightly behind the bone (tibia) and massage the area for 4-5 seconds. A precaution for this point: San Yin Jiao (SP6) should not be used in pregnancy because this point may induce labor.

The point is located in the medial side of the leg.

Point is located four finger space above the ankle in the depression under the bone (tibia).

Apply pressure and massage for 4-5 seconds.

Many studies have shown that using acupressure to stimulate San Yin Jiao (SP6) has effectively alleviated pain and menstrual distress in young women with menstrual cramps [2] as well as improving women’s general health [1].

 


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