Ren 17

CV17 Acupressure Point

essential oils for acupressureRen 17 of the Ren Mai or Conception Vessel (CV) Channel 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 Acupressure 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 apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Ren 17, the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Lung 1 and acupressure point Lung 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider using our organic White Tiger Return formula

Coughing

Coughing up copious amounts of phlegm or foam apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Ren 17, the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Lung 1 and acupressure point Lung 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and acupressure point Spleen 9 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) 

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Inability to take a deep belly breathe due to restrictions of the diaphragm and Liver Qi Stagnation, apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Ren 17 and to acupressure point Liver 3 using theacupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

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 apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Ren 17 and Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure Heart 8 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

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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