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Ren 05 (CO 5)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shimen, Stone Door

Location
On the midline of the abdomen, 2 cun below the umbilicus.

Indications
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, edema, hernia, anuria, enuresis, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, morbid leukorrhea, postpartum hemorrhage.

Traditional Action
Strengthens Original Qi, promotes the transformation and excretion of fluids in Lower Burner, opens water passages.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.