REN5 (Conception Vessel 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shimen
English Name: Stone Door

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


Front-Mu point of the Sanjiao


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


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


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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