Names Of Ming Men

GV 4 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Life Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Ming Men
  • Chinese Character: 命門
Meridian Information

Where Is GV 4 ?

GV 4 Location

What Is GV 4 Used For?

GV 4 Clinical Usages

  • Clears heat from the whole body, for heat disorders of the five zang, malarial disorders, steaming bone disease (can be associated with Tubercolosis among other conditions, a feeling of heat very deep in the body - Kidney Yin Deficiency from a TCM perspective).
  • Main point for tonifying Kidney qi and yang, for low back pain, weak knees, copious nocturnal urination, impotence, seminal emissions, deficient cold menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, cold-type vaginal discharge, daybreak diarrhea (5 a.m.) - possibly diarrhea with blood in the stools. Works well with ginger moxa.
  • Adrenal exhaustion from stress or overwork, fatigue, lack of sexual vitality or sexual exhaustion.
  • Epilepsy, tinnitus, dizziness, fear, panic attacks a/or fright.
  • Hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse.  

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