Points Database

Location Guides:

: Liangmen : Beam Gate

St-21 : Foot Yangming Stomach 21


Location:
On the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 4 cun superior to the umbilicus, level with Zhongwan Ren-12.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

Warning:
In thin subjects, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity Deep needling at right Liangmen St-21 may penetrate an enlarged liver


TCM Actions:
Regulates qi and alleviates pain
Harmonises the middle jiao and transforms stagnation
Raises the qi and stops diarrhoea

TCM Indications:
  • Epigastric pain, qi accumulation in the lateral costal region, qi accumulation below the chest, abdominal distension.
  • Vomiting, poor appetite, borborygmus, slippery diarrhoea, undigested food in the stool.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Cutaneous branches of thoracic nerves from T8
    Dermatome Segment: T8

    Notes:
    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)


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