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The point is also a meeting place with the Liver Channel.
On the midline of the abdomen, just superior to the pubic bone, 5 cun below the umbilicus.
Half to one cun, vertically to the skin. Because the point lies over the bladder, advise the patient to void the bladder before treatment.
Needle sensation extends through to the perineum and the sexual organs.
Be very wary when needling this point in pregnant women. It's not forbidden to acupuncture for them, but should be done only with great care.
Moxa here is often beneficial when there is weakness.
Regulates the Lower Abdomen and the Bladder
Strengthening Jing Essence and Firming Kidney Energy
This point is to some extent interchangeable with Conception Vessel 3. Use whichever is more tender.
Some of its qualities derive from its being a meeting point with the Liver channel, such as regulation of the Lower Abdomen and the menses, and supporting male genital action.
Its action in strengthening male genital action suggests it also benefits Liver qi and Liver Blood, in which case it could help other conditions of these syndromes such as weak vision.
Its ability to strengthen Kidney and Jing suggests its use for a variety of yin deficient conditions.To access other points on the Conception Vessel, click below:
|Ren-1||Huiyin||Yin Meeting Place||Ren-13||Shangwan||Upper Stomach Duct|
|Ren-2||Qugu||Crooked Bone||Ren-14||Juque||Great Palace Gateway|
|Ren-4||Guanyuan||Source Gate||Ren-16||Zhongting||Central Hall|
|Ren-5||Shimen||Stonegate||Ren-17||Shangzhong||Middle of the Chest|
|Ren-6||Qihai||Sea of Qi||Ren-18||Yutang||Jade Hall|
|Ren-7||Yin Jiao||Yin Intersection/td>||Ren-19||Zigong||Purple Palace|
|Ren-8||Shenque||Spirit Palace Pathway||Ren-20||Huagai||Flower Covering|
|Ren-9||Shuifen||Water Separation||Ren-21||Xuanji||Jade Pearl|
|Ren-10||Xiawan||Lower Stomach Duct||Ren-22||Tiantu||Heavenly Rushing|
|Ren-11||Jianli||Earthing Within||Ren-23||Lianquan||Clear Spring|
|Ren-12||Zhongwan||Utmost Middle||Ren-24||Chengjiang||Fluid Container|
If you live in the Edinburgh area of Scotland, where the author of this site (and of the books described below) works, click on Edinburgh Acupuncturist.
If you live elsewhere, click on BAcC.
Please note! The Kindle editions are less easy to read! Although the paper editions cost more, they are much easier to read and to refer back and forth to the contents and index.
Here are some of the books Jonathan has written:
Still only one comment, though personally I think this is my best book so far.
Published 1986 and, amazingly, still selling. Was apparently used back then by at least one acupuncture college to help students understand Chinese medicine!
No comments yet: just published. (Despite the lurid cover, it explains the five main types of phlegm and what works best for each type. I hope it's easy to read and will be much more useful than all the websites on the subject.)
3000 years of Chinese being stressed, and at last, here's a book showing how all that experience can help you!
By the author of this website, it explains in simple English how to use stress to improve and enhance your life.
NB You can also order 'Qi Stagnation - Signs of Stress' from your bookseller.
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