Spleen Meridian

Diji SP8: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Di: Earth Ji: Importance
Di refers to the lower limbs where the point is located. The local muscle is very thick and important region for leg movement.

Point: SP-8
Chinese Name: 地机
English Name/Meaning: Earth Pivot
Pinyin: dì jī
Han Geul 한글: ji gi 지기
Romaji: chi ki
Vietnamese: Địa cơ


On the line linking the tip of the medial malleolus and Yinlingquan, 3 cun below the Yinlingquan point.

Indications of Diji:

  • Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding;
  • Abdominal distension, abdominal pain, diarrhea;
  • Difficulty in micturition, edema;
  • Atrophy and paralysis of the legs.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun.


Xi-Cleft Point.


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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