( ST-22 Pass Gate GUANMEN - Acupuncture Points ) 3 cun above the umbilicus (or 5 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle) and 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
The distance between the sternocostal angle and the centre of the umbilicus can be divided into 8 cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun; therefore, only proportional cun measurements should be used (helpful tool: elastic tape ➞2.3.1).
First, measure 3 cun up from the umbilicus. Or: Measure 1 cun downward from the midpoint of the distance between the umbilicus and the sternocostal angle (➞Ren-12: spreading hands technique ➞ 2.3.3). ST-22 is located 2 cun lateral from here.
Located on the same level are ➞ Ren-11 (anterior midline), ➞KID-18 (0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline) and ➞SP-16 (4 cun lateral to the midline).
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.
● Regulates the Stomach and Intestines
● Regulates the water passages
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