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Mingmen

Synonyms:
  1. 命门
  2. 命門
  3. GV4

Mingmen
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Mingmen(GV4,命门) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Governor Vessel.

Location

On the midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra(L2) .

Indication

  • ①Pain an stiffness in the lumbar area, paraplegia;
  • ②irregular menstruation, leucorrhea with a reddish discharge, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, sterility;
  • ③nocturnal emissions, impotence, sterility, frequent urination due to the decline of the life-gate fire, frequent micturition;
  • ④cold pain in the lower abdomen, diarrhea.

Method

Perpendicular insertion 0.5-1 cun. Moxibustion is always applied.