CV 5 - Acupuncture Point - Shi Men

  • English Name:  Stone Gate
  • Pinyin Name:  Shi Men
  • Chinese Character:  石門
  • Generally, useful for patterns of excess involving the lower abdomen a/or urinary tracts.  Not used as often as other CV points.
  • Mentioned classically to both cause and treat infertility, although the cause may merely be incorrect needling which is specifically mentioned.  Modern texts have largely ignored these cautions.
  • Useful for lower abdominal pain of an excess nature, genital pain/itching, shan disorders, hernia.
  • Diarrhea, undigested food in stools, poor appetite, abdominal pain, edema.  

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  • Front Mu Point of the Triple Heater Meridian.

The (CV) Conception Vessel Meridian has 24 points:

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