Comment on Conception Vessel 12
Ren 12 is a generally fortifying point, that nourishes people both physically and emotionally, so that their Blood is improved and they feel more confident and resourceful – think of its other name, Great Granary.
Consequently where indicated by its appropriate syndrome in Chinese Medicine it may be useful for:
This point is approximately the deep inner point where the Lung channel originates and so it can be used in support of other treatments for respiratory conditions including asthma, where appropriate.
It helps circulation of Qi.
Moxa on this point and Conception Vessel 4 tonifies Kidney, Spleen and Stomach energies.
Further discussion of Conception vessel 12
In some ways, Conception Vessel 12 can be used for any problem to do with digestion, including any condition of the actual stomach organ itself.
It represents the body’s digestion. From our digestion comes our Blood. Only with healthy Blood do we feel secure in ourselves, and many forms of anxiety occur because of deficient Blood. That includes the state we get into when we can’t sleep from a kind of apprehensiveness without obvious cause.
I’ve seen many a patient who said his anxiety started in the stomach area and ascended to his head. When, using the theory of Chinese medicine to enhance the patient’s Blood, it often helps to harmonise the digestion too. This point is good for that. Then you know that, given the right food, their digestion will make the right Blood.
Here’s why this is so important. Your personality is said to rest in your Blood. You see what this means when someone haemorrhages badly and quite literally you see their personality going to pieces. Conception Vessel 12’s name Central Granary, implies that, like an army, each of us marches on our Stomach.
It’s often sensitive or sore to touch and may feel taut or hard compared to surrounding areas. During a good treatment this sensitivity should disappear making the area softer and more resilient.
What is more, as it improves, Hey Presto, so does your digestion!
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