Sifeng EX-UE-10 Acupuncture Point

Sifeng EX-UE-10

Chinese: 四缝

Pinyin: Sì Fèng

Location

This is a group of 4 points of each hand. On the palmar side of the 2nd to the 5th fingers, at the midpoint of the transverse creases of the proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP). 

 

How to locate

Locate these points on the palmar aspect of the 2nd to the 5th fingers, at the midpoint of the transverse creases of the proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP).

Xiaokugong EX-UE-6 is on the center PIP of the little finger dorsum. 

Zhongkui EX-UE-4 is on the center PIP of the middle finger dorsum.

Main actions

  1. Tonifies the Spleen and reduces food stagnation
  2. Resolves Dampness

Needling

Prick to bleed. 

Commentary for Sifeng EX-UE-10

These points are effective in tonifying the Spleen so as to improve food digestion and stagnation, especially in children. Typical symptoms include constipation, abdominal pain, intestinal parasites, vomiting, diarrhoea, cough and asthma. 

It also treats childhood nutritional impairment with symptoms such as emaciation, sallow complexion, impaired digestion, withered hair, exhaustion and enlarged abdomen. 

The point should be pricked to bleed, or pricked and squeezed until a yellow-white liquid appears.