Theory

SP 12 - Acupuncture Point - Chongmen


SP 12 Names

  • English Name: Surging Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Chongmen
  • Chinese Character: 沖門

Location

  • Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove lateral to the pulsating external iliac artery (joins femoral artery) level with the symphysis pubis 3.5 cun lateral to CV 2.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SP 12 Clinical Uses

  • Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retention, painful) due to it's functions of draining dampness, clearing heat and regulating urination.
  • Abdominal pain, hernia, hemorrhoids by regulating qi and invigorating blood.


SP 12 Point Associations

None listed.


SP 12 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".



SP 12 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 2

  • CV 2  Curved Bone
    • Generally useful for Deficiency and Cold-Type Genito-urinary issues - retention of urine, dribbling urine, frequent urination.
    • Main point for feminine discharges, "red and white" discharges (leukorrhea) along with other sexual/menstrual issues - dysmenorrhea, irregular cycles.
    • Male sexual issues such as impotence a/or seminal emission as well as any problems with the genitals (dryness, itching, dampness, pain).  

KD 11

ST 30

LV 12

  • LV 12  Urgent Pulse
    • Local Point.
    • May be useful for groin pain.



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