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Spleen Meridian (Foot Greater Yin) Points

SP-17 (Shi Dou)


Chinese Name:

Shidou 食窦

English translation:

Food Cavity


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


Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondriac region.
Fecal incontinence of elderly people.


Dissolves accumulation of food, moves Qi.


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

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