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REN-03 (Zhong Ji) Central Pole

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)
  • Meeting Point of the Conception Vessel with the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney Channels
  • Front Mu of the Bladder

Common and Key Uses:

  • Damp-Heat urinary disorders

Actions:

  • Benefits the Bladder, regulates Qi transformation and drains damp-heat
  • Drains dampness and treats leucorrhoea
  • Benefits the uterus and regulates menstruation
  • Dispels stagnation and benefits the lower jiao
  • Fortifies the Kidneys

Indications:

  • Enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, morbid leukorrhea, frequency of urination, retention of urine, pain in the lower abdomen, prolapse of the uterus, vaginitis.

Location

CAM:
  • On the anterior midline, 4 cun below the umbilicus.
AMOA:
  • On the midline of the lower abdomen, 4 cun inferior to the umbilicus and 1 cun superior to the pubic symphysis.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

    Great care should be taken to puncture the points from Qugu (REN-02) to Shangwan (REN-13) of this meridian in pregnant women.

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