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Shenmen

Synonyms:
  1. 神门
  2. 神門
  3. HT7

Shenmen
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Shenmen location
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Shenmen(HT7, 神门) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Shaoyin Heart Meridian of Hand. Shenmen is the Shu-Stream and Yuan-Source Point of the heart.

Meaning

Shen, mind; men, door.
The heart houses the mind. This point is a door for the mind.

Location

at the ulnar end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the tendon of m. flexor carpiulnaris.

Indication

  1. insomnia, epilepsy, psychosis.
  2. main point for heart disease, such as palpitation, cardiac pain, tachycardia, arrhythmia, etc.
  3. pain of wrist joint, numbness of ulnar nerve.

Method

  1. puncture perpendicularly from the upper part downward.
  2. puncture perpendicularly from the ulnar side to the radial side 0.3~0.5 cun.