Zhangmen acupoint (LR 13) belongs to the Liver Meridian of foot-Jueyin,which is commonly used for abdominal pain, bloating, bowel, diarrhea, vomiting and other gastrointestinal syndromes; hypochondriac pain, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly and other liver and spleen disease.
Location of ZhangMen acupoint
On the lateral side of the abdomen below the free end of the 11th rib.
What is the meaning of Zhangmen?
1. Zhangmen point belongs to the liver meridian of foot-jueyin, Front-Mu points of spleen meridian.
2. Alternative name: Changping,Leiliao,Jilei,Pimu,Zouliao,Zoujian,Houzhangmen,Jilei.
3. Meaning of acupoints: The strong wind and Qi of the liver meridian stops at here.
4. Zhangmen:” Zhang”,the big wood,Men, “Men”,the door.The name of Zhangmen acupoint means that the strong wind and Qi of the liver meridian stops at this point.
What is Zhangmen acupoint used for?
Indications:Abdominal pain, bloating, bowel, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, chest and hypochondriac pain, jaundice, lump,low back pain.
Digestive system diseases: indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating, enteritis, diarrhea, hepatitis jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, malnutrition.
Other diseases: high blood pressure, peritonitis,panting,etc.
Benefits of Zhangmen acupoint
For relieving sternal rib pain
Massaging LR 13(Zhangmen),PC 6(Neiguan) and GB 34(Yanglingquan) acupoints to sooth the liver and regulate Qi,and relieve sternal rib pain.
For gynecological diseases
Massaging Zhangmen acupoint can prevent and treat some gynecological diseases, such as: irregular menstruation and breast hyperplasia.
For weight loss
Tapping Zhangmen point can promote bile secretion, eliminate excess fat, and achieve the effect of weight loss.
Combined with Zusanli point,used for urticaria and histamine allergy.
For digestive diseases
It can treat some digestive diseases, such as: abdominal distension, abdominal pain, bowel, vomiting, indigestion and other diseases.
For soothing the liver and invigorate the spleen
Massaging Zhangmen point can soothe the liver and invigorate the spleen, regulate Qi and dispel stagnation,it can treatchest distress, hepatitis, stagnation of liver Qi, and tuberculosis.
Zhangmen acupoint Therapy
Acupuncture and moxibustion
Oblique puncture Zhangmen point 0.5 to 0.8 cun,moxibustion available,Moxa moxibustion for 5~9 unit, moxa moxibustion for 10-20 minutes.
Knead on the Zhangmen Point
Kneading on the Zhangmen Point can increase bile secretion to promote digestive,and loss the excess fat.
Press the Zhangmen acupoints with the fingers of both hands and do circular exercises. 2 times a day, 2 minutes each time.
Press and rub Zhangmen point with the palm by intensity what you feel soreness and slight pain.Press it for 3-5 minutes each time, 2-3 times a day, which can effectively relieve abdominal pain and bloating,bowel and other adverse symptoms.
With the index finger and middle finger together, press Zhangmen with finger tip for 1-3 minutes,with moderate intensity until you feel local skin flushing,which can relieve abdominal distension, abdominal pain, indigestion, hepatosplenomegaly and other symptoms.
Compatibility of Zhangmen acupoints
Combined with Zusanli point,used for urticaria and histamine allergy;
Combined with Tianshu, Pishu, Zhongwan, and Zusanli,used for abdominal distension, lump, hypochondriac pain, diarrhea caused by liver and spleen discord;
Combined with Shenshu, Ganshu, Shuidao, Jingmen, Yinlingquan, Sanyinjiao, Yanggu, and Qihai,used for liver cirrhosis, ascites, and nephritis.
Combined with Zusanli and Liangmen,invigorating the spleen and stomach,used for abdominal distension.
Combined with Neiguan and Yanglingquan, soothing the liver and regulating Qi, used for chest and hypochondriac pain.
Combined with Zusanli and Taibai, invigorating the spleen and stomach and relieving vomiting.