Ji: Dustpan Men: Door
A man sitting with both legs outstretched is reminiscent of a dustpan in shape. Jimen is on the medial aspect of both thighs, just like the opening of the dustpan.
Chinese Name: 箕门
English Name/Meaning: Winnowing Gate
Pinyin: jī mén
Han Geul 한글: gi mun 기문
Romaji: ki mon
Vietnamese: Cơ môn
On the medial side of the thigh, 6 cun superior to SP10, on a line connecting SP10 with SP12.
Functions and indications of jimen:
Regulate fluid pathway, dampness and heat (drain dampness) so is beneficial foe dysuria, enuresis, pain and swelling in the inguinal region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities.
Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
Deep needling may puncture the femoral artery.