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KI-21 (You Men) Dark Gate

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Kidney Channel of Foot Shao Yin
  • Meeting Point of the Kidney Channel with the Penetrating Vessel

Actions:

  • Fortifies the Spleen, harmonizes the Stomach, and lowers rebellion
  • Spreads Liver Qi, benefits the chest and breasts and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Abdominal pain and distension, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness.

Location

CAM:
  • 6 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Juque (REN-14).
AMOA:
  • On the upper abdomen, 6 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline (Juque REN-14).

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.7 inch. To avoid injuring the liver, deep insertion is not advisable. Moxibustion is applicable.

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