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DU-04 (Ming Men) Life Gate

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)

Actions:

  • Clears heat
  • Regulates the Governing vessel
  • Tonifies the Kidneys
  • Benefits the lumbar spine

Indications:

  • Stiffness of the back, lumbago, impotence, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, diarrhea, indigestion, leukorrhea.

Location

CAM:
  • Below the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.
AMOA:
  • On the midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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