(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN -1

(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN -1

[(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertebra (T2).
How to find
First, locate the spinous process of C7 (➞ 3.4.1). From there,
count down two spinous processes to the lower border of the
spinous process of T2. Measure 1.5 cun laterally to locate BL-12
on the highest point of the paraspinal musculature.
Located on the same level are a point of ➞Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral
to the midline), ➞ BL-41 (3 cun lateral to the midline) and
S.I.-13 (on the scapula, on the medial end of the scapular
0.5–1 cun obliquely towards the spine. In clinical practice, this
point is often needled transversely (subcutaneously) towards the
spine. This allows the patient to lie in a supine position during
needle retention (the needles can be secured with tape). Caution:
Pneumothorax. For acute febrile colds, use reducing needling
techniques or cupping. For susceptibility to catching colds, use
tonifying needling techniques and/or moxibustion.

(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN -3

(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN -3

● Expels (external) Wind and releases the Exterior
● Spreads and descends the Lung Qi
● Tonifies the defensive Qi (wei qi), stabilises the Exterior
● Benefits the nose
● Opens the channel
Special features
Meeting point with the du mai. Important point for expelling
pathogenic factors, especially Wind.

(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN -2

(BL-12) Wind Gate FENGMEN -2

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