Point Localization: 0.5 cun lateral to the midline, 1 cun below the xiphoid process.
TCM Actions: Harmonizes the Stomach. Benefits the breasts. Moves Qi in the chest.
Indications: Vomiting (including during pregnancy). Hiccup. Reflux. Nausea. Lack of appetite. Pain and fullness in the region. Distension and pain in the breasts. Breast milk not flowing. Gravelly milk.
Target area: Breasts.
Point Name and Meaning: Youmen – Dark Gate
Acupuncture Meridian: Kidney
Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.