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).


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.


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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