Theory

HT 7 - Acupuncture Point - Shen Men


HT 7 Names

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

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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HT 7 Clinical Uses

  • 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).



HT 7 TCM Patterns

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".



HT 7 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

PC 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.

LU 9

SI 5

SI 4

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  • SI 4  Wrist Bone
    • 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

  • 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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