Ren 17

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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.



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:


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:


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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