(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU -1

(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU -1

Location
[(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra (T11).
How to find
In a seated position with the arms hanging down, the spinous
process of T7 is approximately on the level of the inferior angle
of the scapula (➞ 3.4.2). From there, count down four spinous
processes to the spinous process of T11. BL-20 is located on the
level of the lower border of its spinous process and 1.5 cun lateral
to the midline at the highest point of the paraspinal musculature.
Or: Locate the articulation of the most inferior rib (T12) and
palpate in a superior direction to T11. Or: Use the lumbar spine
for reference (➞ 3.4.3).
Located on the same level are ➞ Du-6 (on the midline),
a point of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and BL-49
(3 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling
0.5–1 cun obliquely towards the spine. In clinical practice, this
point is often needled transversely (subcutaneously) towards the
spine. This allows the patient to lie in a supine position during
needle retention (the needles can be secured with tape). Caution:
Pneumothorax.

(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU -3

(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU -3

Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Spleen Qi and Yang, regulates Qi in the Middle,
raises Qi
● Transforms Dampness
● Holds and nourishes Blood
Special features
Back-shu point of the spleen. Major point for tonifying the Middle,
especially for Spleen deficiency syndromes. Use moxibustion
or tonifying needle techniques for nourishing the Blood.

(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU -2

(BL-20) Spleen Shu PISHU -2

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