DU4 (Governing Vessel 4) - Acupuncture Point Information
Chinese Name: Mingmen
English Name: Life Door
Location: Below the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra
Nourishes Yuan Qi and strengthens the Kidneys, benefits the lumbar vertebrae.
Vaginal discharge, spermatorrhoea, impotence, stiffness of back and lumbago.
Diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, coldness of limbs, rectal prolapse, sciatica, uterine bleeding, infantile convulsions, related pain in lower back and abdomen, intestinal colic pain, headache, febrile diseases, urinary disorders (incontinence of urine, Ling zheng), tinnitus.
Dysentry, peritonitis, spinal myelitis, sequelae of infantile paralysis, nephritis, Kidney diseases generally, diseases of genital organ system, intestinal haemorrhage, cerebral congestion.
This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.
View other points on the Governing Vessel:
(DU1, DU2, DU3, DU4, DU5, DU6, DU7, DU8, DU9, DU10, DU11, DU12, DU13, DU14, DU15, DU16, DU17, DU18, DU19, DU20, DU21, DU22, DU23, DU24, DU25, DU26)
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