Fengmen BL12: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Fengmen is located where it is easily invaded by the pathogenic wind and is good for treating the diseases caused by the wind. The point is therefore considered as the door of the pathogenic wind.
Fengmen-BL12

Nomenclature:

Feng: pathogenic  men:door
Pathogenic wind easily invades Fengmen  and  is good for treating the diseases caused by the wind. The point is therefore considered as the door of the pathogenic wind.

Point: BL12
Chinese Name: 风门
Name: Fengmen
English Name/Meaning: Wind Gate
Pinyin: fēng mén
Han Geul 한글: pung mun 풍문
Romaji: fū mon
Vietnamese:Phong môn

Location:

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertebra.

Functions and Indications of Fengmen:

  • Opens the lung and disperse wind: Common cold, cough, fever, headache;
  • Opens the channel: Stiff neck, pain in the back and chest.

Method:

Puncture obliquely in the direction of the midline 0.5-1cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of Bladder with Governor (DU) Channel.

Precaution:

Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction causes a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.

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.

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