Also known as the Spirit Gate or Divine Gate
Shen Men lies in the valley called the triangular fossa. To locate this point, follow the anti-helix upwards to where it splits into an upper and lower branch. At the center of where it splits Shen Men is slightly inward and upward.
Shen Men is considered a Master Point and is used with many other ear points for a variety of reasons. Some common uses of this auricular point include anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, pain, addiction and detoxification.
Some acupuncture practitioners call Shen Men the most calming and relaxing ear point and is used with all ear point treatments.