Theory

KD 21 - Acupuncture Point - Youmen


KD 21 Names

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

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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KD 21 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


KD 21 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

KD 21 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".



KD 21 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

CV 14

  • 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

LV 14

  • 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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