ST 21 Acupuncture Point(Liangmen) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for loss of appetite, stomach pain, vomiting and other gastric diseases, puncture 0.8 to 1.2 cun;
ST 21 Acupuncture Point Location
2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 12.
What is the meaning of Liangmen
LiangMen:”Liang”,the beam of roof.”Men”,the door or the gateway . The name of “Liangmen” means that the Qi of Stomach Meridian is bound by the acupoint. The substance of this point is the meridian water from ST 20(Chengman) point. This point is the uplift of abdomen (the accumulation of spleen soil), which can restrict the meridian water flow,like passing across the beam, hence the name.
ST 21 Acupuncture Point Usage
Stomach pain, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, and peptic ulcer disease, acute and chronic gastritis, gastroptosis, etc.
Clinical:Gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, gastroptosis, gastric neurosis.
ST 21 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Use your middle finger to press ST 21(Liangmen) acupoint for 1 to 3 minutes each time, which can promote digestion, improve the weakness of spleen and stomach, and prevent from stomach pain, diarrhea and abdominal distension if long-term massage it;
ST 21 Acupuncture Point Compatibility
Combined with Zhongwan, Zusanli to treat stomach diseases;
Combined with Zusanli, Pishu to treat spleen deficiency;
Combined with Tianshu, Shangjuxu to treat intestinal diseases;
Combined with Liangqiu, Zusanli, Zhongwan to treat stomach pain.