CV 9

Acupuncture Point Theory

CV 9 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "CV 9" , 水分, is represented by "Shui Fen" in pinyin and "Water Divide" in english and may be found:

1 cun above CV 8 (umbilicus).

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

  • Main point to move stagnation of water, especially in the middle warmer - edema, urinary issues, poor digestion, borborygmus, GERD, vomiting after eating.
  • Useful for tonifying the SP or KD.
  • Weight loss prescriptions.
  • Good point for Moxa.  

CV 9 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

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

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 24 (Epigastric pain, vomiting (rebellious qi). Simil…) are nearby.

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