LV 13

Acupuncture Point Theory

LV 13 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LV 13" , 章門, is represented by "Zhang Men" in pinyin and "Camphorwood Gate" in english and may be found:

On the lateral side of the abdomen below the free end of the 11th rib.


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

  • Assist with SP Deficient signs esp. from the LV invading the SP - pain and distention of the abdomen, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea (or alternating), bloating, undigested food in the bowels.
  • Hui Meeting Point of the Zang - tonify all Zang organs.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.


Lv 13 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore lv 13 functional groupings theory - MuShu, Hui Meeting and/or Shokanten - Nine Continent.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 17 (Local point for abdominal and colon pain and func…) and SP 16 (Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the in…) are nearby.

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