Huangmen is at the level of Sanjiaoshu (BL22), like a door for the Qi of the sanjiao.
Chinese Name: 肓门
English Name/Meaning: Vitals Gate
Pinyin: huāng mén
Han Geul 한글: hwang mun 황문
Romaji: kō mon?
3 cun lateral to Xuanshu (GV 5), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebra.
- Regulates triple burner.
- Stimulates the digestive system.
- Benefits the breast.
- Softens hardness.
Indications of Huangmen:
- Abdominal pain, fullness and stiffness below the heart, constipation, abdominal mass.
- Breast disease, pain and lumps in the breast, mastitis.
Oblique insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of injuring Kidney.