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English: Slippery Flesh Gate
Also Known As: Door of Slippery Flesh
Sliding Door of Flesh
Lubrication Food Gate
  • 1 cun above the navel and 2 cun lateral to REN-9 Shuifen.
  • On the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 1 cun superior to the umbilicus, level with REN-9 Shuifen.
  • Straight insertion 1 to 2 cun.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.7 to 1 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Caution: In thin patients, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Calms the Shen
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Alleviates vomiting
  • Enhances the processing of food
  • Limbers up the whole body
  • Chronic and acute gastritis
  • Gastric pain
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Stiff tongue
  • Hematemesis
  • Insanity
  • Vomiting
  • Mania-depression
  • Lotus flower tongue
  • Epigastric pain



Stiff tongue

Tongue thrusting



  • This point is useful if the physical body or the mind/Shen is stuck.
  • This is a good point for dancers.