The CV Meridian - 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.

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There Are 24 Points Along The (CV) Conception Vessel Meridian ...

The CV Meridian Functions Chart

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Interior Strengthening

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

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 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 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 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 Center Palace

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

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 Jade Hall

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

CV 19 Purple Palace

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

CV 20 Florid Canopy

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

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 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 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 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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