SP 17 Acupuncture Point(Shidou) belongs to the Spleen Channel of Foot-Taiyin,which is commonly used to treat undesending of gastric qi etc. Puncture obliquely or flat outward 0.5 to 0.8 cun.

SP 17 Acupuncture Point Location

6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 5th inter-costal space.

shidou point

What is the meaning of Shidou

Shidou:”Shi”,food, the stomach receive the grains, refers to the spleen soil.”Dou”, pore. The name of “Shidou” means that the water of the ground meridian of Spleen Meridian leak to the spleen inside.The substance of this acupoint is the meridian water with more splenic soil from SP 16(Fuai) point,and This point has pore of the ground connected to the spleen,so the spleen soil returns into the spleen, hence the name.

SP 17 Acupuncture Point Usage

Chest pain,belching,Nausea,abdominal distension, edema.

Clinical:indigestion, abdominal pain, and constipation. Stomach cramps, gastric and duodenal ulcers, hyperacidity or decrease, bacillary dysentery, etc.

SP 17 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage Therapy

Press SP 17(Shidou) down with the pad of your fingers, and make a circular massage,which can relieve symptoms such as abdominal pain, borborygmus, indigestion, dysentery, umbilical pain, gastric ulcer, gastric cramps, hyperacidity or hypochlorhydria.

Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture SP 15(Shidou) has a certain effect on chronic gastritis and duodenal ulcer. It can also promote ulcer healing, inhibit gastric acid secretion, and enhance immunity.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxa moxibustion on SP 17(Shidou) point for 5 to 15 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

SP 17 Point Compatibility

Combined with Taichong, Danzhong, Xiaxi, Qimen, Ximen, Yanglingquan point to treat chest pain and jaundice.

Combined with Shangwan, Yanglingquan, Taichong, Shenmen point to treat belching.

Combined with Zhongwan, Zhangmen, Gongsun, Zusanli, Xuanji point to treat abdominal pain, nausea etc.

Combined with Geshu, Qihai, Xuanji point to treat hiccups caused by stomach-qi.

Combined with Pishu, Zusanli, Yinlingquan,Shuifeng point to treat spleen deficiency and edema.