ST 21 - Acupuncture Point - Liangmen

  • English Name:  Beam Gate
  • Pinyin Name:  Liangmen
  • Chinese Character:  梁門
  • 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 12.
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  • Tonifies Middle Warmer, assists CV 12.
  • Epigastric pain, accumulations of food in the abdomen a/or palpable masses, vomiting.
  • Diarrhea, poor appetite, anorexia.

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The (ST) Stomach Meridian has 45 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

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CV 12
Central Venter
  • CV 12 is useful for middle warmer issues, whereas CV 10 is useful for lower warmer issues and CV 13 is useful for upper warmer issues.
  • ST patterns arising from an excess or a deficiency, tonify deficient SP patterns (moxa useful) - nearly all digestive issues - pain, bloating, reflux, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice.
  • Hui Meeting Point - broad effect on the Fu (hollow) organs in the body.
  • Stress related digestive disorders (nervous Stomach, heartburn, diarrhea) along with various symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, etc. particularly from worry and/or overthinking..
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used for all digestive issues and esophagus issues, also useful for weight loss.  
KD 19
Yin Metropolis
  • Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain.
  • Vomiting, reflux, nausea, bloating - harmonizes stomach.
  • Fertility issues, primarily by moving blood stagnation in the lower warmer.

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