CV 5 Acupuncture Point - Shi Men - Conception Vessel Meridian
- Chinese Name Shi Men
English Name Stone Gate
Location: 3 cun above CV 2 (pubic symphysis).
Precautions: NDN in pregnancy, NPN in advanced pregnancy.
- Point Associations:
Front Mu Point of the Triple Heater Meridian.
- Actions & Effects:
- Generally, useful for patterns of excess involving the lower abdomen a/or urinary tracts. Not used as often as other CV points.
- Mentioned classically to both cause and treat infertility, although the cause may merely be incorrect needling which is specifically mentioned. Modern texts have largely ignored these cautions.
- Useful for lower abdominal pain of an excess nature, genital pain/itching, shan disorders, hernia.
Diarrhea, undigested food in stools, poor appetite, abdominal pain, edema.
Conception Vessel Meridian Points (24):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Sources and More Information
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