Names Of Shen Men

HT 7 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Spirit Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Shen Men
  • Chinese Character: 神門
Meridian Information

Where Is HT 7 ?

HT 7 Location

  • At the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, between the ulna and the pisiform bones.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is HT 7 Used For?

HT 7 Clinical Usages

  • Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang.
  • Emotional issues, especially those with related sleep or thinking manifestations - insomnia, muddled thinking.
  • Heart and Phlegm fire leading to insomnia, anxiety, mania.
  • Physical responses to emotional stimuli - anxiety w/palpitations, nausea w/panic a/or fear.
  • Heart palpitations from any etiology as well as irregular heart beat, pounding heart, angina.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional/Psychological issues, w/PC 7 for sweat problems (too much or too little).

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How Is HT 7 Categorized?

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use HT 7 ?

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

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

What Conditions May Use HT 7 ?

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

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

What Points Are Near HT 7 ?

PC 7 Great Mound

  • Cooling heat that is effecting the Heart of a deficient or excess nature.
  • Clears Ying and Blood heat, fever deep in the body that is drying up fluids.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, combine with PC 5, PC 6 & SP 9.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional issues, w/HT 7 for sweat issues (too much or too little), hot flashes.
  • Main treatment point of Spleen Sho pattern (with SP 3) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

LU 9 Great Abyss


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  • Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, SOB, chronic runny nose w/watery discharge.
  • Palpitations.
  • Wrist pain, arm pain along meridian.
  • Hui Meeting Point of the Vessls - circulation issues, clarifying an indescernible pulse (for diagnosis).
  • Main treatment point of Lung Sho pattern (with SP 3) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

SI 5 Yang Valley


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  • Local point for the hand and wrist.
  • Neck and shoulder pain and/or swelling.
  • Toothache, lockjaw.
  • Clears heat from the hearts - calms the spirit, manic behavior.  

SI 4 Wrist Bone


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  • Local point for shoulder, arm, hand and wrist problems particularly along the course of the meridian.
  • Useful point to treat problems with all fingers - contracture, pain, swelling, stiffness.
  • Headache, neck pain.
  • Jaundice.  

TH 4 Yang Pool

  • Dorsal wrist issues such as strains, sprains or subluxations.
  • Wasting & thirsting disorder, regulates water metabolism, alleviates dry mouth a/or thirst.
  • Moxa to tonify the Yang of the body

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