Point Localization: 6 cun lateral to the mid line in the 5th intercostal space.
TCM Actions: Harmonizes the flow of Qi.
Indications: Pleurisy. Poor digestion. Oesophagitis. Reflux. Borborygmos. Regurgitation. Ascites. Gastritis. Cough. Dyspnea. Asthma. Emphysema. Pneumonia. Bronchitis. Vomiting. Belching. Intercostal neuralgia.
Target area: Thorax.
Point Name and Meaning: Shidou – Food Hole
Acupuncture Meridian: Spleen
Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.