(EX) Shiqizhui (Josen) Acupuncture Point

  • Chinese Name Shiqizhui
  • English Name 17th Vertebrae

  • Location: Below the spinous process of L5 on the posterior midline.

  • Actions & Effects:
  • Lower back/body issues - back pain, sciatica, pain of the lower limbs.
  • Reactive in many gynecological conditions - useful local point.

  • Extraordinary (Extra) Points

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Harstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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