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ST21 (Stomach 21) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Liangmen
English Name: Beam Door

Location: 4 cun above the umbilicus and 2 cun lateral to Zhongwan (REN12).

Functions:

Promotes the functions of Stomach and Spleen, strengthens the Spleen in transforming and transporting, harmonizes the Stomach and intestines, clears food stagnation.

Primary Indications:

Poor appetite, stomach pain.

Tertiary Indications:

Vomiting, abdominal distension, diarrhea, gastric ulcers, rectal prolapse, Qi accumulation in sides.

Other Indications:

Nervous dysfunction of the stomach, spasm of stomach and intestines, colic, digestive problems, shan pain.

References:

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 Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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