Yi: ideas She: residence
The spleen stores ideas. Yishe is at the level of Pishu, (BL20) like a residence for the Qi of the spleen.
Chinese Name: 意舍
English Name/Meaning: Abode of Consciousness of Potentials
Pinyin: yì shě
Han Geul 한글: ui sa 의사
Romaji: i sha(?) Ý xá
3 cun lateral to Jizhong (GV6), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the eleventh thoracic vertebra.
Functions of Yishe:
- Clears and drains damp heat.
- Tonifies the spleen.
- Benefits intellect.
- Stimulates memorization and concerntration.
- Poor memory and concentration, Obsessive thoughts.
- Abdominal distension, borborygmus, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing, sensation of heat, jaundice.
Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
Good for intellectual issues due to spleen.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.