Point Localization: On the lateral side of the abdomen below the free end of the 11th rib.

TCM Actions: Removes Liver Qi stagnation. Harmonizes the flow of Qi of the Spleen and Stomach. Tonifies Spleen Yang (moxa).

Indications: Borborygmos. Constipation. Diarrhea. Poor digestion. Abdominal distension and hypochondriac. Rib pain.

Target area: Ribs.

Point Name and Meaning: Zhangmen – Camphorwood Gate

Acupuncture Meridian: Dai Mai

Categories: Spleen Mu (collecting). 5 Yin organs Hui (gathering).

Unitary Channel: Jue Yin (Terminal Yin) [LV + PC]

 

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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.