Spleen Meridian

Taibai SP3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Tai: great Bai:white
The point is in the white skin of the big toe, where the white skin is the widest.

Point: SP-3
Chinese Name: 太白
Name: Taibai
English Name/Meaning: Supreme White
Pinyin: taì bái
Han Geul 한글: tae baek 태백
Romaji: tai haku
Vietnamese: Thái bạch


On the posterior border of the small head of the 1st metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indications of Taibai:

  • Shu stream point- Heaviness of the body, pain in joints.
  • Yuan source point- Good for problems of zang organs mostly Spleen deficiency (Stomachache, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, anorexia ).


Perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun.


Shu-stream Point
Yuan-Source Point

Significant combination:

Combination of Yuan source and Luo- connecting combination: SP 3 and ST 40 is used for excessive phlegm. SP3 is an important point to tonify the Spleen, whilst ST40 is the primary point to resolve phlegm.


SP1-Yinbai-隐白 SP2-Dadu-大都  SP4-Gongsun-公孙 SP5-Shangqiu-商丘 SP6-Sanyinjiao-三阴交 SP7-Lougu-漏谷 SP8-Diji-地机 SP9-Yinlingquan-阴陵泉 SP10-Xuehai-血海 SP11-Jimen-箕门 SP12-Chongmen-冲门 SP13-Fushe-府舍 SP14-Fujie-腹結 SP15-Daheng-大横 SP16-Fuai-腹哀 SP17-Shidou-食窦 SP18-Tianxi-天溪 SP19-Xiongxiang-胸乡 SP20-Zhourong-周荣 SP21-Dabao-大包


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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