Theory

CV 5 - Acupuncture Point - Shi Men


CV 5 Names

  • English Name: Stone Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Shi Men
  • Chinese Character: 石門

Location


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CV 5 Clinical Uses

  • 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.  


CV 5 Point Associations

  • Front Mu Point of the Triple Heater Meridian.

CV 5 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



CV 5 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


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