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Penetrating Vessel Meridian Acupuncture Points

Acupuncture Meridian - Penetrating Vessel

Penetrating Vessel Meridian Points

  • BL 1: jing ming / Bright Eyes
    • Function: Expels wind, clears heat, brightens the eyes, stops pain, stops itching, stops lacrimation.
    • Indications: 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
    • Function: Dispels interior wind, promotes speech, clears fire, resolves phlegm, subdues rebellious Qi.
    • Indications: 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
    • Function: Stimulates the Kidney function of reception of Qi, subdues rebellious Qi, stops cough, calms asthma, resolves phlegm.
    • Indications: Cough, asthma, chest pain.
  • KI 21: you men / Dark Gate
    • Function: Abdominal pain and distension, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness.
    • Indications: Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, clears abdominal heat.
  • KI 20: tong gu / Open Valley
    • Function: Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, loosens the chest and rectifies Qi.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, indigestion.
  • KI 19: yin du / Yin Metropolis
    • Function: Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, regulates Qi dynamic and frees abdominal Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.
    • Indications: Borborygmus, abdominal pain, epigastric pain, constipation, vomiting.
  • KI 18: shi guan / Stone Pass
    • Function: Fortifies the center and harmonizes Stomach, frees intestines and abducts stagnation.
    • Indications: Vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, postpartum abdominal pain, sterility.
  • KI 17: shang qu / Intestine Bend
    • Function: Fortifies Spleen, disinhibits damp, soothes sinews, quickens the connecting vessel.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.
  • KI 16: huang shu / Vitals
    • Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies the Kidneys, benefits the Heart.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain and distention, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.
  • ST 25: tian shu / Celestial Pivot
    • Function: Promotes the function of the Intestines, clears heat, regulates Qi, relieves retention of food.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, edema.
  • CV 7: yin jiao / Yin Intersection
    • Function: Nourishes yin, regulates the uterus.
    • Indications: 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
    • Function: Nourishes the Kidney channel, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, disinhibits the Lower Energizer.
    • Indications: Irregular menstruation, abdominal pain, constipation.
  • KI 14: si man / Fourfold Fullness
    • Function: Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, promotes free flow through the waterways.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain.
  • KI 13: di xue / Qi Hole
    • Function: Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, promotes free flow through the waterways.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain.
  • CV 4: guan yuan / Origin Pass
    • Function: Nourishes blood and yin, strengthens yang, regulates the uterus, benefits original Qi, tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind, roots the ethereal soul.
    • Indications: 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
    • Function: Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.
    • Indications: Nocturnal emission, impotence, morbid leukorrhea, pain in the external genitalia, prolapse of uterus.
  • KI 11: heng gu / Pubic Bone
    • Function: Boosts the Stomach and disinhibits damp.
    • Indications: Fullness and pain of the lower abdomen, dysuria, enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain of genitalia.
  • ST 30: qi chong / Surging Qi
    • Function: Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, promotes essence, tonifies the sea of nourishment, regulates blood.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, hernia, swelling and pain of the external genitalia, impotence, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
  • CV 1: hui yin / Meeting of Yin
    • Function: Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, promotes essence, tonifies the sea of nourishment, regulates blood.
    • Indications: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, hernia, swelling and pain of the external genitalia, impotence, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
  • KI 3: tai xi / Great Ravine
    • Function: Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits essence, strengthens the lower back and knees, regulates the uterus.
    • Indications: 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
    • Function: Subdues Liver yang, expels interior wind, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, calms the mind, calms spasms.
    • Indications: 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
    • Function: Tonifies yin, clears heat, subdues wind, subdues empty-heat, calms the mind, restores consciousness, clears the brain.
    • Indications: 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
    • Function: Tonifies Stomach and Spleen, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, stops bleeding, dispels fullness, pacifies the Stomach, removes obstructions, regulates menses.
    • Indications: Gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, dysentery, borborygmus.

Related Pages

The 12 Primary Meridians

The 2 Major Extraordinary Vessels

The 6 Minor Extraordinary Vessels