Point Localization: At the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, between the ulna and the pisiform bones.

TCM Actions: Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Nourishes the Heart Blood.

Indications: Insomnia. Poor memory. Manic-depressive disorder. Inappropriate laughter. Screaming with people. Sadness. Fear. Mental restlessness. Agitation. Palpitation. Pale tongue. Stress. Mental retardation in children. Amenorrhea. Scanty menstruation. Powerlessness and lack of libido. Eczema. Pruritus. Pain caused by spasms on the back. Tremors in the arms (Parkinson). Gallbladderd deficient Qi. Shyness. Fear. Indecision. Depression. Cold hands.

Target area: Back. Arms.

Point Name and Meaning: Shenmen – Mind Door

Acupuncture Meridian: Heart

Categories: Yuan (source). Shu (stream). Sedation.

Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]

 

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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.