Spleen Meridian

Chongmen SP12 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Chong: Pass Men: Door
Chongmen is in Qi “street” and is an important door for the passage of the Qi of the meridian.
Point: SP-12
Chinese Name: 沖门
Name: Chongmen
English Name/Meaning: Rushing Gate
Pinyin: chōng mén
Han Geul 한글: chung mun 충문
Romaji: shō mon
Vietnamese: Xung môn


Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove, lateral to the pulsating external iliac artery, at the level of the upper border of symphysis pubis, 3.5 cun lateral to Qugu (REN 2).

Functions of chongmen:

  • Regulates Qi and Blood in the Lower Burner.
  • Descends rising fetal Qi.
  • Clears Heat and drains Dampness.


  • Inguinal hernia, appendicitis, inguinal lymphadenitis.
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain, Ovarian cyst.


Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


Good for hernia.


Deep needling in a medial direction may puncture the femoral artery, and in a lateral direction, the femoral nerve.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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