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Chinese Name: Shiqizhui (English translation: Seventeenth Vertebra)

Location:  On the lower back, on the posterior median line, below the spinous process of the 5th lumbar vertebra.


  • Pain of the lumbar region and leg, paralysis of the lower extremities
  • Metrorrhagia, irregular menstruation

Functions: Benefits the lumbar area, strengthens the Kidneys, alleviates pain.

Needling: Oblique insertion upward 1.0 - 1.5 cun.


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