CV 14

Acupuncture Point Theory

CV 14 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "CV 14" , 巨闕, is represented by "Ju Que" in pinyin and "Great Tower Gate" in english and may be found:

6 cun above CV 8 (umbilicus).


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Any Shen or Heart issue arising from an Excess or a Deficiency.
  • Front Mu Point of the HT - angina, pain/tightness in the Heart area.
  • Nausea, reflux, acid regurgitation, vomiting, abdominal a/or epigastric pain.
  • Shen disturbances arising from Phlegm "misting the mind" - manic depression, muddled thinking, anger outbursts, poor memory, anxiety, palpitations, panic attacks, epilepsy.
  • Descends lung qi - cough, asthma.  

CV 14 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

No Perpendicular Needling (NPN) No Perpendicular Needling in Pregnancy.


Cv 14 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore cv 14 functional grouping theory - MuShu, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 21 (Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain and…) and ST 19 (Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting (rebellious st…) are nearby.

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