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Lung Channel Lg. Intestine Channel Stomach Channel Spleen Channel Heart Channel Small Intestine Bladder Channel Kidney Channel Pericardium Channel San Jiao Channel Gall Bladder Channel Liver Channel Ren Mai (Conception) Du Mai (Governing) The Extra Points

REN-12 (Zhong Wan) Central Venter

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)
  • Hui-Meeting Point of the Fu, Meeting Point of the Conception Vessel with the Small Intestine, Sanjiao and Stomach Channels
  • Front Mu of the Stomach

Common and Key Uses:

  • Epigatric pain in the Stomach due to Qi Stagnation from any of the Seven Emotions


  • Harmonizes the middle jiao and descends rebellion
  • Tonifies the Stomach and fortifies the Spleen
  • Regulates Qi and alleviates pain


  • Stomachache, abdominal distention, borborygmus, nausea, vomiting, acid regurgitation, diarrhea, dysentery, jaundice, indigestion, insomnia.


  • On the anterior midline, 4 cun above the umbilicus.
  • On the midline of the abdomen, 4 cun above the umbilicus and midway between the umbilicus and the sternocostal angle.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.2 inches. 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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