(CV) Conception Vessel Meridian - Point Locations 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
Locations
CV 1 In the center of the perineum M: between the anus and the scrotum F: between the anus and the posterior labial commissure
CV 2 On top of the notch in the center of the superior border of the pubic symphysis ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 3 1 cun above CV 2 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 4 2 cun above CV 2 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 5 3 cun above CV 2 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 6Midway between CV 5 & CV 7, 1.5 cun below CV 8 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 71 cun below CV 8 ** NDN in pregnancy & NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 8 In the center of the umbilicus ** No Needling **
CV 9 1 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 10 2 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 11 3 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 12 Midway between CV 8 & CV 16, 4 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 13 5 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 146 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 15 7 cun above CV 8 ** NPN in advanced pregnancy **
CV 16 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
CV 17Level with the 4th ICS, midway between the nipples
CV 18 Level with the 3rd ICS
CV 19 Level with the 2nd ICS
CV 20 Level with the 1st ICS
CV 21 Between CV 20 & CV 22
CV 22The notch in the superior aspect of the suprasternal fossa
CV 23 Upper border of the hyoid bone
CV 24 Center of the mentolabial groove below the lip

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:

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