Yinmen BL-37 Acupuncture Point

Yinmen BL-37

Chinese: 殷门

Pinyin: Yīn Mén

Location

6 cun below Chenfu BL-36, on the line joing Chengfu BL-36 and Weizhong BL-40

How to locate

First locate Chengfu BL-36 in the middle of the gluteal crease and Weizhong BL-40 in the middle of the popliteal crease. 

Draw an imaginary line between these two points. Yinmen BL-37 is located on this line, 6 cun below BL-36 and usually 8 cun above BL-40. 

Main actions

Strengthens the lower back

Needling

Vertically 0.5–2 cun. 

Commentary for Yinmen BL-37

Like Chengfu BL-36, Yinmen BL-37 is also indicated for lower back pain that spreads down the Channel to the buttock and legs. It is even more frequently used for this disorder. 

Direct moxibustion can also be applied on top to enhance the effect.