(CV) Conception Vessel Meridian - Point Functions Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

Points
Functions
CV 1 drowning; regulate lower yin orifices (genitalia, urethra, anus), genitourinary issues, pain, itching, prolapse
CV 2 deficient and cold type disorders; gynecological issues; female discharges, "red & white discharges"; male sexual issues
CV 3 UB Mu; excess type urinary disorders; running piglet
CV 4 SI Mu; tonify yin, yang, Qi and Blood; deficient/cold menstrual a/or urogenital issues; yang collapse
CV 5 TH Mu; excess abdomen issues; cause or treat infertility
CV 6 sea of Qi; tonify Qi; tonify ST/SP qi deficiency; raise qi, proplapse
CV 7 not used often; relationship to the chong mai, uterine, menstrual issues
CV 8 no needle; revival from shock, hypothermia; yang collapse; tonify ST, digestive issues
CV 9 water stagnation, dampness in the middle jiao; weight loss
CV 10 lower stomach issues, poor digestion, bloating
CV 12 ST Mu; Hui meeting of the fu; middle stomach issues; stress, anxiety related digestive issues
CV 13 upper stomach issues, hiatal hernia, hiccups, vomiting
CV 14 HT Mu; shen a/or heart issues
CV 15 Luo connecting of the CV; upper abdomen issues, pain, constriction
CV 17 Hui meeting of Qi; PC Mu; tonify upper jiao, chronic lung issues, asthma; breast problems, lactation, mastitis; direct ST Qi downwards, difficulty swallowing
CV 22 window of the sky; throat, vocal cord issues; descend rebellious LU Qi, asthma, wheezing
CV 23 speech disorders, post-stroke; mouth, salivation issues
CV 24 facial pain, paralysis, Bell's Palsy; wasting & thirsting, dry mouth

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

Conception Vessel Meridian Links

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