The acupuncture point "CV 5" , 石門, is represented by "Shi Men" in pinyin and "Stone Gate" in english and may be found:
3 cun above CV 2 (pubic symphysis).
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
- 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.
CV 5 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
No Deep Needling (NDN)
No Perpendicular Needling (NPN)
No Deep Needling in Pregnancy, No Perpendicular Needling in Advanced Pregnancy
Cv 5 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Front Mu Point of the Triple Heater Meridian.
Explore cv 5 functional grouping theory - MuShu, or read all point categories and related theory.