Ren 17

CV17 Acupressure Pointessential oils for heart chakra

Apply the Fire Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate Ren 17 of the Ren Mai or Conception Vessel (CV) Channel; it is also called the Heart Chakra and is often used for emotional balancing.

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Location of Acupressure Point Ren 17

On the midline of the chest midway between the nipples level with the fourth intercostal spaces. Apply the Fire Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Ren 17 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Ren 17

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With asthma, COPD, or chronic shortness of breath due to lung disease:

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Coughing

Coughing up copious amounts of phlegm or foam:

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Inability to take a deep belly breathe due to restrictions of the diaphragm and Liver Qi Stagnation:

Chest Pain

For advanced heart disease with chest pain first speak with your local healthcare professional and/or call 911. As self-care non crisis wellness support:

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Ren 17anxiety-kit-acupressure essential oils

  • CV 17
  • Middle of the Chest
  • Chest Center
  • Upper Sea of Qi
  • The Source
  • Original Child

 Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Ren 17

  • Front Mu of the Pericardium, or Hear Protector
  • Influential Point of Qi
  • Influential Point of Upper Burner
  • 4 Sea Point of Qi
  • Hui-Meeting Point of Qi
  • Point of Sea of Qi
  • Meeting Point of the Ren Mai, with the Spleen, Kidney, Liver, Small Intestine and triple Burner Channels

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Ren 17

  • Regulates Qi
  • Downbears Counterflow Qi of Lung and Stomach
  • Unbinds the Chest
  • Disinhibits the Diaphragm
  • Reinforces Gathering Qi Function
  • Benefits the Breasts and Promotes Lactation

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

Wang, J., Li, J., Yu, X., & Xie, Y. (2018). Acupuncture Therapy for Functional Effects and Quality of Life in COPD Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisBioMed research international2018, 3026726. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3026726

Feng, J., Wang, X., Li, X., Zhao, D., & Xu, J. (2016). Acupuncture for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): A multicenter, randomized, sham-controlled trial. Medicine95(40), e4879. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000004879

Li, M., Zhang, X., Bao, H., Li, C., & Zhang, P. (2017). Acupuncture for asthma: Protocol for a systematic reviewMedicine96(26), e7296. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000007296

Yeh, G. Y., & Horwitz, R. (2017). Integrative Medicine for Respiratory Conditions: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseThe Medical clinics of North America101(5), 925–941. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2017.04.008

Choi, T. Y., Jun, J. H., Choi, J. Y., Kim, J. I., Lee, M. S., & Ernst, E. (2014). Acupuncture for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a protocol of a systematic review. BMJ open4(4), e004590. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004590