ST 22

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 22 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 22" , 關門, is represented by "Guanmen" in pinyin and "Pass Gate" in english and may be found:

2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 11.


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

  • Abdominal pain, bloating, gurgling in the stomach/intestines (boborygmus).
  • Diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite.
  • Edema.
  • Useful for bedwetting with HT 7 and UB 40 or LU 1 and HT 7 (deadman text).

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST22, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Large Intestine Damp Heat and/or Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat

ST 22 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Bedwetting, Borborygmus, Constipation, Diarrhea and/or Edema

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 11 ( Digestive issues - bloating, poor appetite, v…), KD 18 (Local Point for abdominal and intestinal issues. …) and SP 16 (Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the in…) are nearby.

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