Theory

GV 4 - Acupuncture Point - Ming Men


GV 4 Names

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

Location


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GV 4 Clinical Uses

  • 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.  


GV 4 Point Associations

None listed.


GV 4 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".



GV 4 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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