Zhi: will Shi: chamber
The kidney stores the will. Zhishi is at the level of Shenshu (BL23), like a chamber where the Qi of Kidney gathers.
Chinese Name: 志室
English Name/Meaning: Residence of the Will
Pinyin: zhì shì
Han Geul 한글: ji sil 지실
Romaji: shi shitsu
3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra.
Functions of Zhishi:
- Supplements the Kidneys and the essence (Nocturnal emission, impotence).
- Regulates urine and dispels damp.
- Reinforces the will power (determination and ambition).
- Main point to treat diseases of the urinary system: difficulty of urination, edema.
- Also point for genital system: impotence, seminal emission.
- Stiffness and pain in the back.
Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8 cun, but cannot be too deep lest the kidney be hurt.
Deep perpendicular needling carries a risk of injuring the kidney.