( SP-12 Rushing Gate CHONGMEN - Acupuncture Points ) 3.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the upper border of the pubic symphysis, lateral to the femoral artery.
How to find
From the upper border of the pubic symphysis (➞ Ren-2), measure 3.5 cun in a lateral direction. There, you can feel the pulsation of the femoral artery. SP-12 is located in a depression immediately lateral to the artery.
Located on the same level are Ren-2 (on the midline), ➞KID-11 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ST-30 (2 cun lateral to the midline). ➞ LIV-12 is located 2.5 cun lateral to the midline, but 1 cun inferior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis.
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Needling in a medial direction may puncture the artery; needling in a lateral direction may injure the femoral nerve.
● Regulates Qi and Blood in the Lower Burner
● Descends rising fetal Qi
● Clears Heat and drains Dampness
Meeting point with the LIV and T.B.* channels and the yin wei mai
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