Theory

UB 12 - Acupuncture Point - Feng Men


UB 12 Names

  • English Name: Wind Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Feng Men
  • Chinese Character: 風門

Location

  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T2.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 12 Clinical Uses

  • Main point to expel wind from the Wei Qi level of the body, useful for early stages of wind-cold conditions (Common cold, cough, fever, headache, stiff neck).
  • Apply moxa here and on ST 36 to strengthen the Wei Qi (or the defensive layer of the body).  Strenghtening the defensive layer can increase resistance to colds and flus, but also stop the tendency of basic colds and/or flus from always going deeper in quickly, say to bronchitis or full blow sinus infections.  These types of treatments should be done when the person is not sick.


UB 12 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the Urinary Bladder & Governing Vessel Channels

UB 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".



UB 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

UB 41

SI 13

SI 10




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