Penetrating Vessel Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Penetrating Vessel

    Point

    Chinese

    English

    Function

    Indications

    BL 1

    jing ming

    Bright Eyes

    Expels wind, clears heat, brightens the eyes, stops pain, stops itching, stops lacrimation.

    Redness, swelling and pain of the eye, itching of the canthus, lacrimation, night blindness, color blindness, blurring of vision.

    CV 23

    lian quan

    Ridge Spring

    Dispels interior wind, promotes speech, clears fire, resolves phlegm, subdues rebellious Qi.

    Swelling and pain of the subglossal region, salivation with glossoplegia, aphasia with stiffness of tongue by apoplexy, sudden hoarseness of the voice, difficulty swallowing.

    KI 27

    shu fu

    Shu Mansion

    Stimulates the Kidney function of reception of Qi, subdues rebellious Qi, stops cough, calms asthma, resolves phlegm.

    Cough, asthma, chest pain.

    KI 21

    you men

    Dark Gate

    Abdominal pain and distension, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness.

    Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, clears abdominal heat.

    KI 20

    tong gu

    Open Valley

    Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, loosens the chest and rectifies Qi.

    Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, indigestion.

    KI 19

    yin du

    Yin Metropolis

    Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, regulates Qi dynamic and frees abdominal Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.

    Borborygmus, abdominal pain, epigastric pain, constipation, vomiting.

    KI 18

    shi guan

    Stone Pass

    Fortifies the center and harmonizes Stomach, frees intestines and abducts stagnation.

    Vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, postpartum abdominal pain, sterility.

    KI 17

    shang qu

    Intestine Bend

    Fortifies Spleen, disinhibits damp, soothes sinews, quickens the connecting vessel.

    Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.

    KI 16

    huang shu

    Vitals

    Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies the Kidneys, benefits the Heart.

    Abdominal pain and distention, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

    ST 25

    tian shu

    Celestial Pivot

    Promotes the function of the Intestines, clears heat, regulates Qi, relieves retention of food.

    Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, edema.

    CV 7

    yin jiao

    Yin Intersection

    Nourishes yin, regulates the uterus.

    Abdominal distension, edema, hernia, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, morbid leukorrhea, pruritus vulvae, postpartum hemorrhage, abdominal pain around the umbilicus.

    KI 15

    zhong zhu

    Central Flow

    Nourishes the Kidney channel, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, disinhibits the Lower Energizer.

    Irregular menstruation, abdominal pain, constipation.

    KI 14

    si man

    Fourfold Fullness

    Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, promotes free flow through the waterways.

    Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain.

    KI 13

    di xue

    Qi Hole

    Tonifies the Kidneys and essence, removes obstructions from the channel.

    Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, abdominal pain, diarrhea.

    CV 4

    guan yuan

    Origin Pass

    Nourishes blood and yin, strengthens yang, regulates the uterus, benefits original Qi, tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind, roots the ethereal soul.

    Enuresis, nocturnal emission, frequency of urination, retention of urine, hernia, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, prolapse of the rectum, postpartum hemorrhage, indigestion, diarrhea, flaccid type apoplexy.

    KI 12

    da he

    Great Manifestation

    Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.

    Nocturnal emission, impotence, morbid leukorrhea, pain in the external genitalia, prolapse of uterus.

    KI 11

    heng gu

    Pubic Bone

    Boosts the Stomach and disinhibits damp.

    Fullness and pain of the lower abdomen, dysuria, enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain of genitalia.

    ST 30

    qi chong

    Surging Qi

    Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, promotes essence, tonifies the sea of nourishment, regulates blood.

    Abdominal pain, borborygmus, hernia, swelling and pain of the external genitalia, impotence, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.

    CV 1

    hui yin

    Meeting of Yin

    Nourishes yin, benefits essence, promotes resuscitation, resolves damp-heat.

    Vaginitis, retention of urine, hemorrhoids, nocturnal emission, enuresis, irregular menstruation, mental disorders.

    KI 3

    tai xi

    Great Ravine

    Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits essence, strengthens the lower back and knees, regulates the uterus.

    Sore throat, toothache, deafness, tinnitus, dizziness, spitting of blood, asthma, thirst, irregular menstruation, insomnia, nocturnal emission, impotence, frequency of micturition, pain in the lower back.

    LR 3

    tai chong

    Supreme Surge

    Subdues Liver yang, expels interior wind, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, calms the mind, calms spasms.

    Headache, dizziness and vertigo, insomnia, congestion, swelling and pain of the eye, depression, infantile convulsion, deviation of mouth, pain in the hypochondriac region, uterine bleeding, hernia, enuresis, retention of urine, epilepsy, pain in the anterior aspect of the medial malleolus.

    KI 1

    yong quan

    Gushing Spring

    Tonifies yin, clears heat, subdues wind, subdues empty-heat, calms the mind, restores consciousness, clears the brain.

    Headache, blurring of vision, dizziness, sore throat, dryness of tongue, loss of voice, dysuria, infantile convulsions, feverish sensation in the sole, loss of consciousness.

    SP 4

    gong sun

    Yellow Emperor

    Tonifies Stomach and Spleen, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, stops bleeding, dispels fullness, pacifies the Stomach, removes obstructions, regulates menses.

    Gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, dysentery, borborygmus.