Names Of Jimen

SP 11 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Winnower Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Jimen
  • Chinese Character: 箕門
Meridian Information

Where Is SP 11 ?

SP 11 Location

  • 6 cun above SP 10 on the line connecting SP 12 to SP 10.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is SP 11 Used For?

SP 11 Clinical Usages

  • Used for a variety of urinary issues related to a collection of dampness/damp-heat - difficult urination/obstruction, retention of urine.
  • Swelling in the groin, pain/itching of the external genitalia.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SP 11 ?

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 SP 11 ?

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 SP 11 ?

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  • Strenghtens the spine and alleviates pain - low back pain, sciatic pain, local hamstring, thigh, leg pain.
  • Also used for watery diarrhea.

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