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石門

Synonyms:
  1. 石门
  2. Shimen
  3. CV5

Shimen
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Shimen(CV5,石门) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Conception Vessel. It is the alarm point of TE.(TE meridian: Shaoyang Sanjiao Meridian of Hand)

Location

On the midline of the lower abdomen, 2 cun below the umbilicus.

Indication

  • ①Abdominal distension, diarrhea, dysentery, pain around the umbilicus,and other intestine diseases;
  • ②"Ben-Tun" syndrome ("running piglet qi"), hernia ;
  • ③edema, dysuria;
  • ④seminal emissions, impotence;
  • ⑤amenorrhea, leucorrhea, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, lochiorrhea.

Method

Perpendicular insertion 1-1.5 cun.