LV 14

Acupuncture Point Theory

LV 14 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LV 14" , 期門, is represented by "Qi Men" in pinyin and "Cycle Gate" in english and may be found:

On the mamillary line, directly below the nipple, 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 6th ICS.


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

  • Strong effect on the middle and upper warmers - subcostal tension, chest/rib pain, LV overacting on the LU (cough, SOB).
  • Effects LV organ, Qi/Blood stagnation - hepatitis, gallstones.
  • Emotional imbalances - anger, irritability.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.

LV 14 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

No Deep Needling (NDN)


Lv 14 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • LV Front Mu Point
  • Intersection point of the LV, SP & Yin Wei Meridians.

Explore lv 14 functional groupings theory - Entry Exit Point, MuShu and/or Shokanten - Nine Continent, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 21 (Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain and…), SP 17 (Promotes smooth spleen qi (digestion), moves wate…), SP 21 (Mentioned classically that when this point is def…) and ST 19 (Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting (rebellious st…) are nearby.

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