SP 11

Acupuncture Point Theory

SP 11 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SP 11" , 箕門, is represented by "Jimen" in pinyin and "Winnower Gate" in english and may be found:

6 cun above SP 10 on the line connecting SP 12 to SP 10.


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

  • Used for a variety of urinary issues related to a collection of dampness/damp-heat - difficult urination/obstruction, retention of urine.
  • Swelling in the groin, pain/itching of the external genitalia.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SP11, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Bladder Damp Heat

SP 11 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Genital Pain - Swelling and/or Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 32 (ST 31, ST 32 & ST 33 are all useful for Bi-Sy…) and UB 37 (Strenghtens the spine and alleviates pain - low b…) are nearby.

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