Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.

TCM Actions: Tonifies Spleen and Stomach. Resolve humidity. Regulates the intestines. Regulates digestion. Raises the Spleen Qi. Nourishes the Blood (Xue). Stops bleeding.

Indications: Phlegm and Dampness. Sinking of the Spleen Qi. Poor appetite. Tiredness. Softtened feces. Limb weakness. Heaviness in the limbs. Fullness and bloating. Feeling of fullness. Jaundice. Borborygmos. Diarrhea. Food in the feces. Prolapse of the abdomen, stomach, uterus and anus. Physical and mental fatigue. Subcutaneous hemorrhages. Varicose veins. Diabetes.

Target area: None.

Point Name and Meaning: Pishu – Spleen Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Spleen

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.