SP 12 Acupuncture Point

SP 12 Acupuncture Point

SP 12 Acupuncture Point is called as chōng mén. Ching means pass and men means door. The point is in Qi “street” and is an important door for the passage of the Qi of the meridian

The Spleen Meridian begins at the big toe and runs along the inside of the foot crossing the inner ankle. It then travels along the inner side of the lower leg and thigh. Once it enters the abdominal cavity, it internally connects with the spleen and continues upward to reach the Heart Meridian. Externally, the Spleen Meridian continues moving toward the chest and branches out to reach the throat and the root of the tongue.

The Spleen Channel is a yin channel that consists of 21 points. It begins at the 1st toe and runs along the medial aspect of the foot and travels upwards along the lower leg and thigh medially. Once reaching the abdomen it continues upwards toward the chest. As with the Stomach channel the Spleen is an extensive meridian which runs for most of the entire length of the body from the 1st toe to the upper chest but its main usage in a musculoskeletal setting is of the points of the lower limb, namely SP 6, SP 9 and SP 10.

SP 12 Acupuncture Point
SP 12 Acupuncture Point

SP 12 Acupuncture Point Location

3.5 cun lateral to REN-2 (upper border of pubic symphysis), lateral side of femoral artery

In the inguinal region, on the lateral side of the femoral artery, 3.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. Needle perpendicularly 0.5 – 1 cun.


沖⾨門 chōng mén

Spleen 12 Surging Gate


Avoid the femoral artery!


Rushing Gate


  • Moves qi, invigorates blood, stops pain
  • Drains damp, clears heat, regulates urination


  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hernia
  • Retention of Urine
  • abdominal pain, abdominal masses, hemorrhoids,
  • difficult urination, retention of urine, lin syndrome, atrophy disorder and bi syndrome of leg


Abdominal or hernia pain and inhibited hip movement.


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