Jingmen GB25: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Jingmen is a Mu-front point of the kidney meridian which dominates the primary Qi of the body in general. Jingmen is like  the door through which the Qi of the kidney enters and exits.
Jingmen-GB25

Nomenclature:

Jing: primary Men:door
Jingmen is a Mu-front point of the kidney meridian which dominates the primary Qi of the body in general. Jingmen is like the door through which the Qi of the kidney enters and exits.
Point: GB25
Chinese Name: 京门
Name: Jingmen
English Name/Meaning: Capital Gate
Pinyin: jīng mén
Han Geul 한글: gyeong mun 경문
Romaji: kei mon
Vietnamese: Kinh môn

Location:

On the lateral side of the abdomen, on the lower border of the free end of the twelveth rib.

Functions of Jingmen :

  • Tonify kidney.
  • Fortifies spleen and regulates intestines.
  • Regulate fluid pathway in relation to Kidney.
  • Strengthen lumbar region.

Indications:

  • Lower back pain, retention of urine, edema, difficulty in urination.
  • Hypochondriac pain, hip pain.
  • Digestive problems: abdominal distension, bloating, diarrhoea, vomit.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

  • Front-mu point of kidney meridian.
  • Good for palpitation and diagnosis of Kidney problems.
  • Helps with urinary stones.

Precautions:

In thin subjects, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.

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.