Spleen Meridian

Daheng SP15 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Da: Large Heng: horizontal
Daheng is on the large part of the abdomen horizontal to the navel.
Point: SP-15
Chinese Name: 大横
English Name/Meaning: Great Horizontal
Pinyin: dà héng
Han Geul 한글: dae hoeng 대횡
Romaji: dai ō
Vietnamese: Đại hoành


4 cun lateral to the centre of the umbilicus, on the mamillary line.


  • Disperse water (water retention in the intestine, mucus in stool, chronic diarrhea).
  • Regulates and moves Qi in the Intestines (promotes bowel movement by stimulating peristalsis).

Indications of daheng:

  • Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation.
  • Weight loss – especially of abdominal area (Thread needle technique: inserted from Sp15 towards St25 or electric acupuncture with individual circuits on each side)


Perpendicular insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun.


  • Crossing point of Yinwei vessel.
  • Important point for regulating the Large Intestine Qi.


  • In thin patients deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
  • Deep needling at this point may penetrate a substantially enlarged spleen or liver.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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