Ren 12

CV12 Acupressure Point

essential oils for acupressureRen 12, or Conception Vessel (CV) 12, is 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 Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Ren 12 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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

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For acid reflux or heartburn apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Ren 12, Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Stomach Pain

Difficult BM

For sticky bowel movements that do not feel fully expressed apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Ren 6, Earth Element Acupressure Stick acupressure Point Stomach 37 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and acupressure point Spleen 9 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula 

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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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References

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