SP-17 (Shi Dou)

SP17-SP21

Chinese Name:

Shidou 食窦

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:

Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondriac region.
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.