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Conception Vessel 3 is the third point on the Conception
Vessel, one of the so-called 'extraordinary' acupuncture channels.
It is also the
This point, Ren-3, lies 4 cun below the umbilicus on the mid-line.
Finding the point
Zhongji is usually where it says, ie 4/5 of the way from the umbilicus to the upper edge of the pubic bone.
But sometimes you have to search around for it. Start with Conception Vessel 2, locating it by pressing the tip of your finger against the superior edge of the pubic bone just to the side of the midline, and working it towards the actual midline and beyond. By working back and forth you'll eventually find the small dip in the centre, technically called the linea alba.
From there, work upwards towards the umbilicus, until you find a point that is either slightly or very tender to the touch (from the patient's point of view)l or seems tight to you, about 1/5 of the way up. That's Conception Vessel 3.
Conception Vessel 3 should not be needled on pregnant women!
Either perpendicularly half to 1 cun, or diagonally from the side, up to 2 cun. Don't go too deep because the bladder and uterus lie under the point. In any case, ask your patients to void their bladders first before using this point.
Both in the area and downwards towards the urethra.
Strengthening and adjusting the bladder function
Drains Damp and Damp-Heat
Regulates the Uterus and Menses
Moves stagnation in the lower abdomen
Meeting point of 3 leg-yin muscle meridians
Strengthens Kidney and Jing essence
|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|
Please note! The Kindle editions are less easy to read!
I'm gradually improving this, but 'Qi Stagnation' and 'Yin Deficiency' still remain to be re-edited.
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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