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Mingmen(GV4)

Course
The channel originates in the lower part of the abdomen below the umbilicus, makes its downward way through the perineum, then ascends along the middle of the spinal column, and reaches Fengfu(DU16) at the back of the neck where it enters the brain. I1 continues to ascend from Fengfu(DU16), along the midline of the head and passing the vertex, forehead, columella of the nose and the upper lip, then to Yinjiao(DU28).
The branches from this channel connect with the kidney and travel through the heart.

Mingmen(GV4)
Location: On thee low back and on the posterior midline, in the depression below the spine)us process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra.
Indications: Stiffness of the spinal column, lumbago, impotency, emission, irregular menstruation, diarrhea due,to indigestion, abnormal vaginal discharge.
Method:Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch.Moxibustion is applicable.
Regional anatomy
Vasculature :The posterior branch of the lumbar artery.
Innervation:The medial branch of the posterior ramus of the lumbar nerve.

Prescription of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion



The lung Meridian picture of Mingmen(GV4) Acupoint
The lung Meridian picture of Mingmen(GV4) Acupoint
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Body surface picture of Mingmen(GV4) Acupoint
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