Yemen TE2 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Ye: water Men: door
Yemen is a Ying-spring point of triple energizer meridian, pertaining to water. It has a function of regulating the passage of water like a door for entry and exit of water.

Point: TE2
Chinese Name: 液门
Name: Yemen
English Name/Meaning: Fluid Gate
Pinyin: yè mén
Han Geul 한글: aeng mun 액문
Romaji: eki mon(?)
Vietnamese: DỊch môn


When fist is clenched, yemen lies in the depression proximal to the margin of the web between the ring and little fingers, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web.

Functions of Yemen:

  • Invigorates the channel and connecting vessels.
  • Reduces swelling and relieves pain.
  • Clears heat from the upper reaches of the channel.
  • Clear heat from the heart and spirit.


  • Sense organs’ problems (SJ channel pass through): ears (deafness, tinnitus, earache), eyes (redness, dryness, lacrimation) and gums and teeth (pain and bleeding),mouth, throat.
  • Local disorders (finger, hand, arm problems): stiffness, numbness, painful of arms (esp. along SJ channel).


Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.


  • Ying Spring Point
  • Good for hand pain and ear problems.

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.