CV 5 Acupuncture Point(Shimen),alias Mingmen, Dantian, Liji, Jinglu,belongs to Ren Vessel,Front-Mu point of the San Jiaoa Meridian,which is commonly used for abdominal pain, hernia, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, diarrhea, dysentery, enuresis, urinary obstruction, functional uterine bleeding, urinary retention, high blood pressure, etc. Puncture 0.5 to 1 cun straight. Moxa moxibustion 3 to 7 unit or moxibustion 10 to 20 minutes.
CV 5 Acupuncture Point Location
On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 2 cun below the umbilicus.
What is the meaning of Shimen
“Shimen:”Shi”,Stone,refers to the water of the kidney.”Men”,Door.The name of “Shimen” means that the dampness-Qi of Ren Channel cools down again here. The substance of this acupoint is wet cloud-qi from CV 4(Guanyuan) point. After reaching this point, it will dissipate heat and cool into the wet cloud-qi of the lower part of the heaven. Only a small part of dampness-qi absorbs heat and travels up the Ren Channel. This point is like a gate, hence the name.
CV 5 Characteristics of Qi
The Qi is the dampness-qi of the lower part of the heaven.
CV 5 Operation Law
Most of them go to the heaven where the San Jiao Meridian is located, and a small part go up through the Ren channel.
CV 5 Efficiency
Opens and regulates the water passages, promotes the function of the San Jiao, regulates Qi.
CV 5 Acupuncture Point Usage
Abdominal pain, hernia, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, diarrhea, dysentery, enuresis, urinary obstruction, functional uterine bleeding, urinary retention, high blood pressure, etc
Clinical:Functional uterine bleeding, endometritis, enteritis, etc.
CV 5 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Use the middle three fingers of your right hand to rotate massage 50 to 60 times there. It can invigorate the kidney and improve gastrointestinal function.
CV 5 Acupuncture Compatibility
Combined with Guilai to treat hernia and irregular menstruation;
Combined with Shangqiu to treat pain of lower abdomen;
Combined with Qihai to treat uterine bleeding;
Combined with Yinlingquan , Guanyuan, and Yinjiao point to treat edema of extremities and poor urination;
Combined with Shenshu and Sanyinjiao point to treat enuresis;
Combined with Guanyuan, Tianshu, Qihai, Zusanli point to treat abdominal distension, diarrhea, and umbilical pain;
Combined with Dadun and Guilai point to treat hernia;
Combined with Sanyinjiao and Daimai to treat uterine bleeding;