Located on the medial aspect of the lower leg, directly below the knee, Spleen 9 is a commonly used acupuncture point. The Spleen, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is different than what most people think of, when they consider this organ.

In the practice of acupuncture, the Spleen regulates both food and water. For this reason, if the Spleen is not functioning properly, it is responsible for any type of swelling or bloating in the body.

When this happens, water 'pools' and what acupuncturists refer to as 'dampness', arises; this may manifest as: candida, yeast infections, urinary issues, or general, overall puffiness and edema.