Bladder Meridian

Huangmen BL51: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Huangmen, BL51 is at the level of Sanjiaoshu (BL22), like a door for the Qi of the sanjiao.


Huangmen is at the level of Sanjiaoshu (BL22), like a door for the Qi of the sanjiao.
Point: BL51
Chinese Name: 肓门
Name: Huangmen
English Name/Meaning: Vitals Gate
Pinyin: huāng mén
Han Geul 한글: hwang mun 황문
Romaji: kō mon?
Vietnamese:Hoang môn


3 cun lateral to Xuanshu (GV 5), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebra.


  • Regulates triple burner.
  • Stimulates the digestive system.
  • Benefits the breast.
  • Softens hardness.

Indications of Huangmen:

  • Abdominal pain, fullness and stiffness below the heart, constipation, abdominal mass.
  • Breast disease, pain and lumps in the breast, mastitis.


Oblique insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of injuring Kidney.


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.