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REN5 (Conception Vessel 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shimen
English Name: Stone Door

Location: On the anterior midline, 2 cun below the umbilicus.

Nature:

Front-Mu point of the Sanjiao

Functions:

Strengthens Original Qi, promotes the transformation and excretion of fluids in the Lower Burner, opens the Water passages.

Indications:

Abdominal pain, diarrhea, edema, hernia, anuria, enuresis, amenorrhea, morbid leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, postpartum hemorrhage.

References:

The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Conception Vessel:

(REN1, REN2, REN3, REN4, REN5, REN6, REN7, REN8, REN9, REN10, REN11, REN12, REN13, REN14, REN15, REN16, REN17, REN18, REN19, REN20, REN21, REN22, REN23, REN24)

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