Jinmen BL63: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Jinmen, BL63 pertains to the bladder meridian of Foot-Taiyang and is the starting point of the Yang Link Vessel (Yangweimai), like a door to enter the Yang Link Vessel.
Jinmen-BL63

Nomenclature:

Jin: gold Men:door
Jinmen, BL63 pertains to the bladder meridian of Foot-Taiyang and is the starting point of the Yang Link Vessel (Yangweimai), like a door to enter the Yang Link Vessel.
Point: BL63
Chinese Name: 金门
Name: Jinmen
English Name/Meaning: Golden Gate
Pinyin: jīn mén
Han Geul 한글: geum mun 금문
Romaji: kim mon
Vietnamese:Kim môn

Location:

On the lateral side of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus, on the lower border of the cuboid bone.

Functions of Jinmen:

  • Relax sinew and invigorates collateral.
  • Calms the spirit.

Indications:

Mania, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, backache, pain in the external malleolus, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Xi cleft point.
  • Crossing point with yangwei vessel.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.