Theory

(CV) Conception Vessel Meridian - Point Functions Chart



The CV Meridian

Below you will find clinical usage information for all points along the (CV) Conception Vessel Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.


The (CV) Conception Vessel Meridian has 24 Acupuncture Points

CV 1

  • CV 1  Meeting of Yin
    • Regulates lower yin orifices (genitalia, urethra, anus) - good for all genito-urinary issues, genital pain/itching, retention of urine, uterine prolapse.
    • Amenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
    • Hemorrhoids, anal prolapse.
    • Main point for drowning, coma, manic depression.  

CV 2

  • CV 2  Curved Bone
    • Generally useful for Deficiency and Cold-Type Genito-urinary issues - retention of urine, dribbling urine, frequent urination.
    • Main point for feminine discharges, "red and white" discharges (leukorrhea) along with other sexual/menstrual issues - dysmenorrhea, irregular cycles.
    • Male sexual issues such as impotence a/or seminal emission as well as any problems with the genitals (dryness, itching, dampness, pain).  

CV 3

  • CV 3  Central Pole
    • Generally useful for Excess-Type Genito-urinary disorders.
    • Urinary disorders from excess heat, stagnation a/or dampness - cystitis, dark/burning/urgent/frequent urination, retention of urine.
    • Main point for damp-heat in the genital area - genital itching w/sensation of heat, rashes, genital herpes, impotence, seminal emission.
    • Yin excess accumulations - masses below the umbilicus, cold lower abdomen.
    • Moving and cooling point for Gynecological disorders - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, fibroids, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse.
    • Running Piglet Disorder.  

CV 4

  • CV 4  Origin Pass
    • Generally, useful for deficiencies of Yin, Yang, Qi & Blood.
    • Main point for tonifying Prenatal Qi - exhaustion, weakness, chronic fatigue/diseases.
    • Main point for Kidney deficiencies of Qi, Jing a/or Yang - low back pain, bone disorders, early morning (5 a.m., "cock-crow") diarrhea. rectal prolapse.
    • Genito-urinary issues with Deficient a/or Cold Patterns - incontinence, clear copious urine, nocturia.
    • Main point for all menstrual disorders with Deficient, Cold a/or Stagnation Patterns - scanty menstruation, pale blood.
    • Sexual / Fertility Issues - infertility, impotence, seminal emission, amenorrhea, bleeding during pregnancy.
    • Yang collapse - chills, profuse sweating, SOB, unconsciousness.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: An important point for the storage and development of Qi (energy), useful for deficiency conditions - weakness, shortness of breath, sexual issues. May also be used in Tong Ren (no needling) to ease delivery.  

CV 5

  • CV 5  Stone Gate
    • Generally, useful for patterns of excess involving the lower abdomen a/or urinary tracts.  Not used as often as other CV points.
    • Mentioned classically to both cause and treat infertility, although the cause may merely be incorrect needling which is specifically mentioned.  Modern texts have largely ignored these cautions.
    • Useful for lower abdominal pain of an excess nature, genital pain/itching, shan disorders, hernia.
    • Diarrhea, undigested food in stools, poor appetite, abdominal pain, edema.  

CV 6

  • CV 6  Sea of Qi
    • Generally, useful for Qi tonification.
    • Women's health - hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation / cramps), amenorrhea, leukorrhea.
    • Men's health - impotence, seminal emission, nighttime urinartion, hernia.
    • Deficiencies of the lower and middle warmers - abdominal distention, bloating, edema, poor digestion, loose stools, diarrhea, fatigue.
    • Tonify ST/SP Qi Deficiencies.
    • Main point for prolapse of any type - rectum, uterus, etc.  Lower abdominal and/or genital pain / swelling.
    • Stroke, loss of consciousness, weakness of the muscles and body generally.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Main point for building and storing Qi (energy), useful for deficiency conditions - asthma, shortness of breath, general fatigue, etc. 

CV 7

  • CV 7  Yin Intersection
    • This point is not used very often clinically, although its connections with the Chong, CV & KD meridians make it useful for Uterine and menstrual issues and running piglet disorder (similar to panic attacks).
    • Abdominal pain, bloating, edema, hernia, genital pain.
    • Irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea.  

CV 8

  • CV 8  Spirit Gate
    • Main point for extreme collapse of Yang especially leading to cold in the intestines - warms the stomach and helps digestive disorders.
    • Diarrhea, particularly from internal deficiency, but generally if other methods do not work.
    • Tonify body weakened from chronic illness/exhaustion.
    • Revival point from shock (esp. involving cold - hypothermia, frostbite), stroke, epilepsy.  

CV 9

  • CV 9  Water Divide
    • Main point to move stagnation of water, especially in the middle warmer - edema, urinary issues, poor digestion, borborygmus, GERD, vomiting after eating.
    • Useful for tonifying the SP or KD.
    • Weight loss prescriptions.
    • Good point for Moxa.  

CV 10

  • CV 10  Lower Venter
    • CV 10 is indicated for issues with the lower stomach (stagnation, bloating, distention, weak digestion, diarrhea, undigested food in the stool, vomiting, borborygmus).
    • CV 12 is indicated for issues with the middle stomach and CV 13 is indicated for the upper stomach. 

CV 11

  • CV 11  Interior Strengthening
    • Digestive issues - bloating, poor appetite, vomiting after eating, borborygmus, anorexia.
    • Edema of the whole body.  

CV 12

  • CV 12  Central Venter
    • CV 12 is useful for middle warmer issues, whereas CV 10 is useful for lower warmer issues and CV 13 is useful for upper warmer issues.
    • ST patterns arising from an excess or a deficiency, tonify deficient SP patterns (moxa useful) - nearly all digestive issues - pain, bloating, reflux, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice.
    • Hui Meeting Point - broad effect on the Fu (hollow) organs in the body.
    • Stress related digestive disorders (nervous Stomach, heartburn, diarrhea) along with various symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, etc. particularly from worry and/or overthinking..
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used for all digestive issues and esophagus issues, also useful for weight loss.  

CV 13

  • CV 13  Upper Venter
    • CV 13 is useful for upper warmer issues (vomiting, hiatal hernia, hiccups, epigastric pain), whereas CV 12 is useful for middle warmer issues and CV 10 is useful for lower warmer issues.
    • Abdominal pain a/or distention, epigastic pain, nausea, vomiting.
    • Spleen deficiency related heart and emotional issues - insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, heart pain, running piglet, sensations of heat in the chest and/or body (possibly without sweating).  

CV 14

  • CV 14  Great Tower Gate
    • Any Shen or Heart issue arising from an Excess or a Deficiency.
    • Front Mu Point of the HT - angina, pain/tightness in the Heart area.
    • Nausea, reflux, acid regurgitation, vomiting, abdominal a/or epigastric pain.
    • Shen disturbances arising from Phlegm "misting the mind" - manic depression, muddled thinking, anger outbursts, poor memory, anxiety, palpitations, panic attacks, epilepsy.
    • Descends lung qi - cough, asthma.  

CV 15

  • CV 15  Turtledove Tail
    • Luo Connecting Point - upper abdomen issues, chest tightness/oppression, cardiac area pain.
    • Heart / Shen related psychological issues - epilepsy, palpitations, mania.
    • Digestive issues such as nausea, reflux, and upper chest issues such as sore throat, wheezing.  

CV 16

  • CV 16  Center Palace
    • Local point for chest and intercostal distention and pain.
    • Hiccups, nausea, anorexia, difficulty ingesting.  

CV 17

  • CV 17  Chest Center
    • Main point for tonification of the upper warmer.
    • Hui Meeting Point of the Qi - tonify and move the Qi of the body.
    • Chronic lung issues - cough, asthma, SOB, diaphragmatic pain.
    • Breast issues - insufficient lactation, mastitis.
    • Chest/Throat issues (rattling in throat w/asthma, difficulty swallowing, palpitations), counterflow Qi problems - guides the Qi downwards.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point for overall Qi (energy) in the body, useful for asthma.  

CV 18

  • CV 18  Jade Hall
    • Local point for chest issues - pain, cough, asthma, sore throat.
    • Counterflow - vomiting, difficulty ingesting.  

CV 19

  • CV 19  Purple Palace
    • Local point for chest issues - pain, cough, asthma.
    • Counterflow qi - vomiting, difficulty ingesting.  

CV 20

  • CV 20  Florid Canopy
    • Local point for chest issues - pain, asthma, wheezing, cough.
    • Counterflow qi - difficulty ingesting.  

CV 21

  • CV 21  Jade Pivot
    • Local point for chest issues - pain, cough, asthma, wheezing.
    • Resolve food stagnation in the stomach (often with ST 36), difficulty ingesting. 

CV 22

  • CV 22  Celestial Chimney
    • All throat/vocal cord disorders - sore/dry throat, hoarseness, swallowing issues, speech issues such as loss of voice, cracked voice.
    • Window of the Sky Point - useful for aphasia.
    • Upper chest Qi/Stagnation issues - asthma, wheezing, pain in the upper chest, tightness, oppression.  

CV 23

  • CV 23  Ridge Spring
    • Main point for speech/mouth disorders, often used in stroke vicitims - swelling and pain in the throat/tongue area, stiff tongue, inability to speak, difficulty swallowing.
    • Salivation issues - excessive drooling or dry mouth/thirst.  

CV 24

  • CV 24  Sauce Receptacle
    • Facial pain/paralysis - Bell's palsy, stroke affecting the face, mouth and/or tongue.
    • Dental pain - teeth and/or gums.
    • Speech issues - loss of voice, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing.
    • Dry mouth as seen in wasting and thirsting disorders (i.e. diabetes).  



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