Names Of Youmen

KD 21 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Dark Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Youmen
  • Chinese Character: 幽門
Meridian Information

Where Is KD 21 ?

KD 21 Location

  • 6 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 14.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is KD 21 Used For?

KD 21 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain and functional issues.
  • Reflux, vomiting, food stagnation, dystenary - harmonizes stomach.
  • Liver stagnation affecting the breasts - insufficient lactation, breast distention.

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How Is KD 21 Categorized?

KD 21 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use KD 21 ?

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 KD 21 ?

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 KD 21 ?

CV 14 Great Tower Gate

  • Any Shen or Heart issue arising from an Excess or a Deficiency.
  • Front Mu Point of the HT - angina, pain/tightness in the Heart area.
  • Nausea, reflux, acid regurgitation, vomiting, abdominal a/or epigastric pain.
  • Shen disturbances arising from Phlegm "misting the mind" - manic depression, muddled thinking, anger outbursts, poor memory, anxiety, palpitations, panic attacks, epilepsy.
  • Descends lung qi - cough, asthma.  

ST 19 Not Contained


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  • Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting (rebellious stomach qi).
  • Gastric pain, gall bladder issues.
  • Anorexia, poor appetite.

LV 14 Cycle Gate

  • Strong effect on the middle and upper warmers - subcostal tension, chest/rib pain, LV overacting on the LU (cough, SOB).
  • Effects LV organ, Qi/Blood stagnation - hepatitis, gallstones.
  • Emotional imbalances - anger, irritability.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.

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