BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN - Acupuncture Points

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BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN -1

BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN -1

Location
[BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN - Acupuncture Points] 3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra (T9).
How to find
In a sitting position with the arms hanging down, the spinous
process of T7 is generally on the level of the inferior angle of the
scapula (➞ 3.4.2). From there, count down 2 processes to the
lower border of the spinous process of T9. BL-47 is located 3 cun
lateral to this point. Or: Locate the spinous process of C7 (➞3.4.1).
From there, count down 9 processes to the lower border of the
spinous process of T9 and locate BL-47 3 cun lateral to it.
Located on the same level are ➞ Du-8 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ BL-18
(1.5 cun lateral to the midline).

BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN -3

BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN -3

Needling
Obliquely 0.3–0.5 cun. Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Spreads the Liver Qi
● Harmonises the Spleen and the Stomach
● Relaxes the tendons

BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN -2

BL-47 Gate of the Ethereal Soul HUNMEN -2

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