Diji SP-8

Chinese: 地机

Pinyin: Di Ji


3 cun below the medial condyle of the tibia, on the line connecting Yinlingquan SP-9 and the the medial malleolus. 

How to locate

First locate Yinlingquan SP-9 on the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia. Draw an imaginary line between SP-9 and the tip of the medial malleolus. 

Locate Diji SP-8 on this line, 3 cun below SP-9. 

Main actions

  1. Removes Blood Stagnation and regulates mensuration
  2. Stops bleeding


Vertically 1–1.5 cun

Commentary for Diji SP-8

Similar to other Accumulation-Xi points, Diji SP-8 removes Blood Stagnations and stops pain. It is mostly used in Excess patterns in acute cases, such as painful periods. Despite that, it can also be used as part of the treatment strategy for chronic periods pain. 

SP-8 can be needled right before the period to invigorate Qi and Blood in the Uterus with Reducing Needling method. Other points can be used to tackle the root of the condition (eg: Cold in Uterus ) with Reducing Needling Method. 

Furthermore, SP-8 stop bleeding as well such as heavy period or bloody stools.