Mingmen (English translation: Gate of Life)
On the lumbar region, on the posterior median
line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra.
- Irregular menstruation, leukorrhea
- Stiffness and pain of the lumbar
Tonifies Kidney Qi and Yang, tonifies Original Qi, nourishes Essence, clears
Heat, strengthens the lumbar region and knees.
Du 4 is one
of the most effective points to tonify Yang and strengthen the constitution. It
is especially efficacious if moxa is also used on the point.
Oblique insertion upward .5 - 1.0 cun.