Shen Men translates as 'Heavenly Gate.' It is an Alternative form of Chinese medicine which has been practiced in China for centuries. Shen Men is also a form of Acupuncture.
Acupuncture uses particular 'stress points' on the human body to balance the body's spiritual energy.
A Shen Men piercing is the electrically active Master Pressure Point known as the 'Divine Gate.' According to this alternative form of medicine, there is a specific point on the human ear which opens a gateway to general wellness by stimulating the Pressure Point.
WHERE IS A SHEN MEN PIERCING?
A Shen Men piercing is located at the top centre cartilage of the ear, generally where you wear your Rook Jewellery. See diagram below.
Shen Men piercings are believed to have positive benefits by working on our 'pressure points.' It is believed by some that this specific piercing can help reduce depression, stress and anxiety alleviate migraines by reducing pain.