Acupuncture Points On The Conception Vessel Meridian

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Acupuncture Points On The Conception Vessel Meridian

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CV Point of the Day

Spirit Gate (CV8)cv8
  • Main point for extreme collapse of Yang especially leading to cold in the intestines - warms the stomach and helps digestive disorders.
  • Diarrhea, particularly from internal deficiency, but generally if other methods do not work.
  • Tonify body weakened from chronic illness/exhaustion.
  • Revival point from shock (esp. involving cold - hypothermia, frostbite), stroke, epilepsy.  
CV Meridian Student/Usage Information
  • Internal/External Pathways
    Originates inside of the lower abdomen and emerges from the perineum
    Runs anteriorly to the pubic region and ascends along the interior of the abdomen
    Passes through CV 4 and the other points to the throat
    Ascending further it curves around the lips
    Passes through the cheek and enters the infraorbital region (ST 1)
  • Measurements Needed
    Sternal Costal Angle -to- Umbilicus (CV 8) = 8 cun
    Umbilicus (CV 8 -to- Upper Border of the Symphysis Pubis = 5 cun
    CV 22 -to- CV 16 = 9 cun
    Suprasternal Fossa -to- Intercostal Angle (level with 5th ICS) = 9 cun
  • Precautions - [all]
    CV 2 thru CV 7 - No Deep Needle in Pregnancy and No Perpendicular Needling in Advanced Pregnancy
    CV 8 - No Needling
    CV 9 thru CV 15 - No Perpendicular Needling in Advanced Pregnancy

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