KD 21 - Acupuncture Point - Youmen

  • English Name:  Dark Gate
  • Pinyin Name:  Youmen
  • Chinese Character:  幽門
  • 6 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 14.
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  • 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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The (KD) Kidney Meridian has 27 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


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
  • 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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