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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Spleen Meridian Index > Spleen 17

Spleen 17

Chinese Name: Shidou (English translation: Food Cavity)

Location:  On the lateral aspect of the chest, in the 5th intercostal space, 6 cun from the anterior midline of the body.

Indications:

  • Distention and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, nausea caused from gastric disorders, vomiting after eating
  • Distention and edema in the abdomen, jaundice
  • Fecal incontinence of elderly people

Functions: Dissolves accumulation of food, moves Qi.

Needling: Oblique or subcutaneous insertion toward the lateral direction .5 - .8 cun. Do not puncture point deeply.

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