Ren 12

CV12 Acupressure Pointessential oils for acupressure

Apply the Earth Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate Ren 12, or Conception Vessel (CV) 12, an important acupressure point for harmonizing the Middle Jiao, or stomach upsets and acid reflux.

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Location of Acupressure Point Ren 12-CV 12

On the midline of the abdomen 4 Cun above the belly button (umbilicus). Apply the Earth Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Ren 12 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.



Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Ren 12-CV 12

Acid Reflux

For acid reflux or heartburn:

Stomach Pain

For distension and sharp pain of the abdomen and/or area of the navel (belly-button) due Coldness in the Stomach:

Stomach pain with poor digestion and stagnation of food and undigested food in the stool:digestive cupping remedy

Consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Difficult BM

For sticky bowel movements that do not feel fully expressed:


Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Ren 12

  • CV 12
  • Zhongwan
  • Central Venter
  • Middle of Epigastrium
  • Upper Regulator
  • Middle Cavity
  • Stomach Mu
  • Supreme Granary

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Ren 12-CV 12

  • Front Mu of Stomach
  • Intersection of Ren Mai, Stomach, Triple Burner, and Lung Channels
  • Hui-Meeting Point of the Fu

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Ren 12-CV 12

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.



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