Youmen acupoint(KI 21) belongs to the kidney meridian of Foot-Shaoyin, which is commonly used for gastrointestinal diseases such as abdominal pain, vomiting,abdominal gaseous distension, and diarrhea.

Location of Youmen acupoint

6 cun above CV 8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV 14.

youmen acupoint

What is the meaning of Youmen

Youmen:You,refers to the long and secret or dark,refers to the door. The name of “Youmen” means that a little of cold dampness-qi of Chongmai of the kidney meridian will move upwards after absorbing heat here. The substance of this point is the cold dampness-qi from the Futonggu point.After reaching this point,only a small part of the dampness-qi moves upward through the meridian, and the Chongmai Qi of kidney meridian changed from cold and wet to warm and hot, hence the name.

What is Youmen acupoint used for

Indications:Gastrointestinal diseases such as: abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, dyspepsia, diarrhea, dysentery, etc.

Youmen acupoint therapy

Press the Youmen point on the left and right sides with index finger by rotating massage for 3-5 minutes,once a day, it helps to prevent and relieve abdominal distension,diarrhea.

Compatibility of Youmen acupoint

Combined with Yutang acupoint to treat vomiting.

Combined with Diji, Yinlingquan, Shuifen, and Xiaochangshu points to loss of appetite.

Combined with Shangqiu and Tonggu points to treat vomiting.

Combined with Dadun, Shiguan, Tonggu and Danshu points to treat retching.

Combined with Zhongwan Point and Weishu Point to treat gastric discomfort.

Combined with Xialian and Taibai points to treat diarrhea.

Combined with Shendao, Lieque and Gaohuangshu points to treat forgetfulness.