Spleen Meridian

Jimen SP11 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Ji: Dustpan Men: Door
A man sitting with both legs outstretched is reminiscent of a dustpan in shape. Jimen is on the medial aspect of both thighs, just like the opening of the dustpan.
Point: SP-11
Chinese Name: 箕门
Name: Jimen
English Name/Meaning: Winnowing Gate
Pinyin: jī mén
Han Geul 한글: gi mun 기문
Romaji: ki mon
Vietnamese: Cơ môn


On the medial side of the thigh, 6 cun superior to SP10, on a line connecting SP10 with SP12.

Functions and indications of jimen:

Regulate fluid pathway, dampness and heat (drain dampness) so is beneficial foe dysuria, enuresis, pain and swelling in the inguinal region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


Deep needling may puncture the femoral artery.


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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