CV 6

Acupuncture Point Theory

CV 6 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "CV 6" , 氣海, is represented by "Qi Hai" in pinyin and "Sea of Qi" in english and may be found:

Midway between CV 5 and CV 7, 1.5 cun below CV 8 (umbilicus).


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

  • Generally, useful for Qi tonification.
  • Women's health - hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation / cramps), amenorrhea, leukorrhea.
  • Men's health - impotence, seminal emission, nighttime urinartion, hernia.
  • Deficiencies of the lower and middle warmers - abdominal distention, bloating, edema, poor digestion, loose stools, diarrhea, fatigue.
  • Tonify ST/SP Qi Deficiencies.
  • Main point for prolapse of any type - rectum, uterus, etc.  Lower abdominal and/or genital pain / swelling.
  • Stroke, loss of consciousness, weakness of the muscles and body generally.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Main point for building and storing Qi (energy), useful for deficiency conditions - asthma, shortness of breath, general fatigue, etc.  

CV 6 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

While not necessarily valid clinically, SP 14 (Warms the middle warmer and dissipates cold for l…) are nearby.

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