Zhang: screen Men: Door
Zhangmen is below the hypochondrium, which acts like a screen for the internal organs.
On the lower border of the free end of 11th floating rib.
- Promotes smooth flow of Liver Qi (removes qi stagnation and regulates liver qi ).
- Quickens blood and transforms blood stasis (hypochondriac pain, enlarged liver and spleen).
- Relieves food retention and food stagnation ( strengthens and warms the spleen, helps in digestion, transforming dampness).
Indications of zhangmen:
Zhangmen is beneficial for liver and gallbladder problems:pain in the hypochondriac region, jaundice; Abdominal distention, diarrhea, vomiting.
Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8 cun.
Front-Mu Point of the spleen. One of the Eight Influential points ( Zang-organs convergence).
Crossing Point of the channels of Foot –Jueyin and Foot –Shaoyang.
Deep perpendicular needling may damage an enlarged liver (R) or spleen (L).