KI-21 (You Men)

K11_K21

Chinese Name:

Youmen 幽门

English translation:

Hidden Gate

Location:

On the upper abdomen, 6 cun above the center of the umbilicus, .5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Classification:

Crossing point of the KID Meridian and the Chong Vessel

Indications:

Abdominal pain and distension, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness.

Functions:

Harmonizes the Middle Jiao, descends rebellious Qi, smoothes Liver Qi.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. Do not puncture deeply to avoid injuring the liver.