Point Localization: Below L2.
TCM Actions: Tonifies Kidney Yang. Heats mingmen. Tonifies Yuan Qi. Expels Cold. Strengthens the GV. Strengthens the lower back. Benefits the Essence (Jing). Clears the Mind (Shen). Clears Heat. Extinguishes Inner Wind.
Indications: Backache. Dizziness. Tinnitus. Cold knees, feet or lower back. Tiredness. Chill. Seminal emissions. Impotence. Premature ejaculation. Infertility. Dysmenorrhea. Depression. Lack of willpower. Mental confusion. Depression. Heat in the body. Head tremors. Opisthotonos. Epilepsy.
Target area: Lumbar.
Point Name and Meaning: Mingmen – Gate of Life
Acupuncture Meridian: Governing Vessel (Du Mai)
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.