Point Localization: 3 cun above CV2 (pubic symphysis).

TCM Actions: Opens the passage of water in the bottom burner. Promotes transformation and excretion of fluids in the lower burner. Regulates Qi in the lower burner. Strengthens Original Qi (Yuan Qi). Removes Dampness or Phlegm in the Uterus.

Indications: Urinary difficulty. Painful urination. Dark urine. Edema. Diarrhea. Itching, swelling, redness and pain in the genitals. Discharge. Shrinkage of the testicles. Cramps. Lochia. Abdominal masses. Excessive menstruation. Stiffness in the lower abdomen. Exhaustion.

Target area: Uterus.

Point Name and Meaning: Shimen – Stone Door

Acupuncture Meridian: Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)

Categories: Mu (collecting) point of the Triple Burner.

Unitary Channel:

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.