SP 12

Acupuncture Point Theory

SP 12 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SP 12" , 沖門, is represented by "Chongmen" in pinyin and "Surging Gate" in english and may be found:

Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove lateral to the pulsating external iliac artery (joins femoral artery) level with the symphysis pubis 3.5 cun lateral to CV 2.


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

  • Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retention, painful) due to it's functions of draining dampness, clearing heat and regulating urination.
  • Abdominal pain, hernia, hemorrhoids by regulating qi and invigorating blood.

SP 12 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Artery (AA)

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SP12, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Bladder Damp Heat

SP 12 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Hemorrhoids, Hernia and/or Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 2 ( Generally useful for Deficiency and Cold-Type…), KD 11 (KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all inters…), LV 12 (Local Point.May be useful for groin pain.), ST 30 (Upper Sea of Water & Grain Point - excess or …) and ST 31 (ST 31, ST 32 & ST 33 are all useful for Bi-Sy…) are nearby.

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