Names Of Feng Men

UB 12 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is UB 12 ?

UB 12 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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What Is UB 12 Used For?

UB 12 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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How Is UB 12 Categorized?

UB 12 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the Urinary Bladder & Governing Vessel Channels

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 12 ?

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 UB 12 ?

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 UB 12 ?

UB 41 Attached Branch


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  • Useful for dispelling cold and wind from the upper back and neck - neck pain, shoulder problems, arm and/or elbow issues. 

SI 13 Crooked Wall


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  • Local point for shoulder and/or scapular region pain, weakness and/or stiffness.  Useful for chronic shoulder problems.  

SI 10 Upper Arm Shu


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  • Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/or weakness.
  • Wind-heat, wind-cold - chills and fever.  

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