Pi: Spleen Shu:point
Pishu is the place where the Qi of the spleen infuses into the back.
Pi: Spleen Shu: point
The point is the place where the Qi of the spleen is infused into the back.
Chinese Name: 脾俞
English Name/Meaning: Spleen Transporter
Pinyin: pí shū
Han Geul 한글: bi yu 비유
Romaji: hi yu
Vietnamese: Tỳ du
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.
Functions of pishu:
- Regulates spleen qi and assist in transformation and transportation. (Helps with digestion).
- Supports the earth and eliminates dampness (feeling of heaviness , reduced appetite).
- Nourishes the blood.
- Gastric disorder, such as abdominal distension, chronic diarrhea, dysentery, hematochezia, anorexia.
- Edema, jaundice.
Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8cun.
Back-Shu Point of the Spleen.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.