Spleen 6 (SP6) Acupressure point: why to use it and how to find it. 

This is the top point I recommend for homework to my clients when they have anxiety and/or hormonal issues. This point is where the Spleen, Kidney, and Liver meridians meet. 

  • Calms whirling, circular thoughts especially if they lead to insomnia
  • Helps with irritability and frustration
  • Helps balance hormones
  • Uplifts the spirit
  • Balances whirling, chaotic emotions
  • Supports the person when dealing with sexual trauma and/or sexual imbalances

Please note: Do not use SP 6 during pregnancy

To find the point: pick a leg and find the inside ankle bone. Take your four fingers and place them right above the inner ankle bone. The point will be right above the fourth finger. It will most likely be very tender. Please see the picture for a rough outline.

Note: We could spend a whole season talking about Spleen 6 and still not cover everything. This is a significantly abbreviated list for the most common things I use it for in my practice. 

Need more information on how to use Spleen 6 with acupressure? Check out my beginner’s guide to acupressure and alternatives to pressure here
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