GB 25

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 25 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 25" , 京門, is represented by "Jing Men" in pinyin and "Capital Gate" in english and may be found:

On the lateral side of the abdomen on the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Local point for pain in the lumbar a/or lateral costal region especially when presenting with a KD deficiency.
  • KD/SP Issues involving dampness - diarrhea (esp. watery/cold), bloating, abdominal distention.
  • Diuretic point - urinary retention, difficult urination, edema.
  • Uterine stones - assists passage


Gb 25 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore gb 25 functional grouping theory - MuShu, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 17 (Local point for abdominal and colon pain and func…), SP 16 (Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the in…) and UB 22 (As Triple Heater Shu this point effects condition…) are nearby.

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