(CV) Conception Vessel Meridian - Graphic

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In the center of the perineum between the anus and the scrotum In the center of the perineum between the anus and the posterior labial commissure On top of the notch in the center of the superior border of the pubic symphysis ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 1 cun above CV 2 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 2 cun above CV 2 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 3 cun above CV 2 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy ** Midway between CV 5 & CV 7, 1.5 cun below CV 8 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 1 cun below CV 8 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy ** In the center of the umbilicus ** No Needling ** 1 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 2 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 3 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy ** Midway between CV 8 & CV 16, 4 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 5 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 6 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy ** 7 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy ** Level with the 5th ICS where the right and left ribs meet on the lower border of the sternum at the junction between the body of the sternum and the xiphoid process Level with the 4th ICS, midway between the nipples Level with the 3rd ICS Level with the 2nd ICS Level with the 1st ICS Between CV 20 & CV 22 The notch in the superior aspect of the suprasternal fossa Upper border of the hyoid bone Center of the mentolabial groove below the lip Terms of Use

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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

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