Master Tung’s Chang Men 【肠门】33.10, Gan Men 肝门】33.11, Xin Men 【心门】33.12 acupuncture points:
All three points include the word Men 门 which mean a gate or a door that we can open or close when we enter or exit. Each point is a gate to a specific organ ( intestine, liver, heart) and in acute condition the pathogen can be released out through it. All three points are located on the small intestine meridian. In Dr. James Maher’s book this combination is called “hold three doors” Dao Ma 33-12.
33.10 Chang Men【肠门】acupuncture point:
Location: On the small intestine meridian, 3 cun proximal to the pisiform bone, on the medial side of the Ulna.
If we mirror the elbow the the head, the area of 33.10 (Chang men) corresponds to the lower Jiao.
Needling: 0.3- 1 Cun deep. Usually this point is chosen with 33.11 (Gan men) as a Dao ma combination to the effect.
Reaction area: Gall bladder, large intestine.
Main functions: clear and drain away obstructions from the intestines.
- Acute and chronic enteritis, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or dysentery.
- Dizziness with blurred vision.
- Gall bladder inflammation.
- For acute enteritis or diarrhea add 77.08+ 77.09+ 77.11 (Four flowers acupuncture points)+ 77.10 (Si hua fu). If there is a dark vain around 77.10 bleeding can be applied.
- To treat gall bladder inflammation Dr. Li Guo Zheng suggests to add 33.11(Gan men)+ 88.12+ 88.13+ 88.14 (Dao ma 88-07 upper three yellows).
- For enteritis, Dr. Li Guo Zheng mentions that a good effect can be achieved with the addition of 33.11 (Gan men) + 77.08 ( Si hua Shang)+ 22.05 (Ling gu).