Names Of Zhong Wan

CV 12 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Central Venter
  • Pinyin Name: Zhong Wan
  • Chinese Character: 中脘
Meridian Information

Where Is CV 12 ?

CV 12 Location

  • Midway between CV 8 and CV 16, 4 cun above CV 8 (umbilicus).
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is CV 12 Used For?

CV 12 Clinical Usages

  • 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.  

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