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REN-05 (Shi Men) Stone Gate

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)
  • Front Mu of the San Jiao


  • Moves and benefits the water passages
  • Regulates Qi and alleviates pain
  • Regulates the uterus


  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, edema, hernia, anuria, enuresis, amenorrhea, morbid leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, postpartum hemorrhage.


  • On the anterior midline, 2 cun below the umbilicus.
  • On the midline of the lower abdomen, 2 cun inferior to the umbilicus and 3 cun superior to the pubic symphysis.

Needling Method:

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

    Great care should be taken to puncture the points from Qugu (REN-02) to Shangwan (REN-13) of this meridian in pregnant women.

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