Fuai SP-16

Chinese: 腹哀

Pinyin: Fù Ai


3 cun above the umbilicus center and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline, on the mamillary line. 

How to locate

There are 8 cun between the umbilicus center and the sternocostal angle. 

Fuai SP-16 is located 3 cun from the umbilicus in a superior direction and 4 cun in a lateral direction. it is also located on the mamillary line. 

Depending on the shape of the thorax, this point will either be located on the abdomen or it will project onto the lower border of the ribcage.

Main actions

Regulates the Intestines


Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

Depending on the shape of the thorax, the correct location of this point might be on the costal cartilage. In this case, either transverse needling,  locate the point more medially or choose an alternative point.

Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.


Commentary for Fuai SP-16

Fuai SP-16 is not an important point of the Spleen Channel. Its main function is to regulate the intestines.