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

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