CV 7

Acupuncture Point Theory

CV 7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "CV 7" , 陰交, is represented by "Yin Jiao" in pinyin and "Yin Intersection" in english and may be found:

1 cun below CV 8 (umbilicus).


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

  • This point is not used very often clinically, although its connections with the Chong, CV & KD meridians make it useful for Uterine and menstrual issues and running piglet disorder (similar to panic attacks).
  • Abdominal pain, bloating, edema, hernia, genital pain.
  • Irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea.  

CV 7 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 7 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the CV, KD and Chong Meridians.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 15 (KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all inters…), SP 14 (Warms the middle warmer and dissipates cold for l…) and ST 26 (Abdominal pain, bloating, hernias. Menstrual iss…) are nearby.

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