CV 3

Acupuncture Point Theory

CV 3 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "CV 3" , 中極, is represented by "Zhong ji" in pinyin and "Central Pole" in english and may be found:

1 cun above CV 2 (pubic symphysis).


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

  • Generally useful for Excess-Type Genito-urinary disorders.
  • Urinary disorders from excess heat, stagnation a/or dampness - cystitis, dark/burning/urgent/frequent urination, retention of urine.
  • Main point for damp-heat in the genital area - genital itching w/sensation of heat, rashes, genital herpes, impotence, seminal emission.
  • Yin excess accumulations - masses below the umbilicus, cold lower abdomen.
  • Moving and cooling point for Gynecological disorders - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, fibroids, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.  

CV 3 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

No Deep Needling (NDN)
No Perpendicular Needling (NPN) No Deep Needling in Pregnancy, No Perpendicular Needling in Advanced Pregnancy


Cv 3 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore cv 3 functional grouping theory - MuShu.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 12 (KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all inters…), SP 13 (Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts…) and ST 29 (Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower W…) are nearby.

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