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LV13:章門 [zhāng mén] camphorwood gate

•Source [出處 chū chù]:

The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion【甲乙經 jiǎ yǐ jīng】

•Channel and collateral【經絡 jīng luò】:

Leg jue yin

Classification【類別 lèi bié】:

Alarm-mu point [墓穴 mù xué]

Hui meeting point of the zang organs [臟會穴 zāng huì xué]

Intersection of leg jue yin and leg shao yang [交會穴]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

章 [zhāng]: complete, a strain of music, a chapter

門 [mén]: gate, door

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the lateral abdomen, inferior to the free extremity of the 11th rib.

Note: LR13 can be located while the subject is lying on the side with the shoulder flexed. The free extremity of the 11th rib can be palpated below the inferior border of the costal arch.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Directly needle 0.3-0.5 cun toward the lower end of the rib, not deep insertion and no more of 0.5-1.5 cun. 3-5 Moxa cons and moxa stick about 10-15 minutes.

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Coursing and discharging liver and gall bladder [疏泄肝膽 shū xiè gān dǎn]

Fortifying the spleen and dispersing stagnation [健脾消滯 jiàn pí xiāo zhì]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Classical: abdominal distension, bowel sounds, diarrhea, hypochondriac pain, lumpiness, jaundice, vomiting, yellow and thin body, not addicted to food, wheezing, heartache and vomiting, lazy limbs, full chest and flanks, inability to eat, cold hole Ejaculation, low back pain, obesity change to urinate, children’s addiction moxibustion can not be eliminated.
Modern: pleurisy, cholelithiasis, indigestion, hepatosplenomegaly, hepatitis, enteritis, hiccups.