REN-12 (Zhong Wan) Central Venter
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REN-12 (Zhong Wan) Central Venter

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.

Pont Location:

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.