KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points

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KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points -1

KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
[KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points] 2 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle, 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
The distance between the sternocostal angle (➞3.5) and the centre of the umbilicus is divided into 8 proportional cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun. Therefore, only proportional cun should be used (elastic tape ➞ 2.3.1). From the sternocostal angle, measure 2 cun in an inferior direction and on this level locate KID-21 0.5 cun lateral to the midline.
Located on the same level are ➞ Ren-14 (on the midline), ➞ ST-19 (2 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ LIV-14 (on the mamillary line, in the 6th intercostal space).
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: The liver is located on the right, the peritoneum on the left. Caution during pregnancy.

KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points -3

KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points -3

Actions/Indications
● Harmonises the Stomach, regulates counterflow Qi
Special features
Meeting point with the chong mai. Last point of the chong mai located on the Kidney channel.

KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points -2

KID-21 Hidden Gate YOUMEN - Acupuncture Points -2

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