Theory

CV 12 - Acupuncture Point - Zhong Wan


CV 12 Names

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

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?.

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CV 12 Clinical Uses

  • 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 12 Point Associations


CV 12 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



CV 12 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


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