Ren 6

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Ren 6-CV 6, of the Ren Mai or Conception Vessel Channel is a major acupressure-acupuncture point for women’s reproductive issues such as infertilityperimenopausal symptoms, irregular menstrual periods and bleedingendometriosis, and uterine fibroids. It is also considered a reservoir of Qi for the entire body. In Daoist meditation practices, Tai-Qi, and martial arts it is known as the Dantien, or energy center of the body as well as the center of balance for the body.

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Location of Acupressure Point Ren 6-CV 6

On the midline of the abdomen 1.5 Cun below the belly button (umbilicus). Apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Ren 6 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Ren 6-CV 6

Gynecological Disorders

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In the case of impotence, ED, or men’s sexual dysfunction due to Kidney Yang Deficiency, apply our Moxa Acupressure Stick to Ren 6 and acupressure point Kidney 3, and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Sustained Essence formula

Muscle Weakness

In the case of muscle strength deterioration and atrophy following chronic disease or in the aging apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to Ren 6, Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our organic Sage Mountain formula

Stomach Pain

For distension and sharp pain of the abdomen and/or area of the navel (belly-button) due Coldness in the Stomach, apply our Moxa Acupressure Stick to Ren 6 and acupressure point Kidney 3, Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 4 and acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion), and the Conception Vessel (Ren Mai) Acupressure Stick to Acupressure point Ren 12 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Ren 6

  • CV 6
  • Qihai
  • Sea of Qi
  • Lower Sea of Qi
  • Lower Huang
  • Huang Origin
  • Small Navel

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Ren 6-CV 6

  • None

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Ren 6-CV 6

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

Yu, S., Wen, Y., Xia, W., Yang, M., Lv, Z., Li, X., Li, W., Yang, S., Hu, Y., Liang, F., & Yang, J. (2018). Acupoint herbal plaster for patients with primary dysmenorrhea: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials19(1), 348. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2682-8

Yun, L., Liqun, W., Shuqi, Y., Chunxiao, W., Liming, L., & Wei, Y. (2019). Acupuncture for infertile women without undergoing assisted reproductive techniques (ART): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine98(29), e16463. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000016463

Yao, D. F., & Mills, J. N. (2016). Male infertility: lifestyle factors and holistic, complementary, and alternative therapies. Asian journal of andrology18(3), 410–418. https://doi.org/10.4103/1008-682X.175779

Liang, R., Li, P., Peng, X., Xu, L., Fan, P., Peng, J., Zhou, X., Xiao, C., & Jiang, M. (2018). Efficacy of acupuncture on pelvic pain in patients with endometriosis: study protocol for a randomized, single-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled trialTrials19(1), 314. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2684-6

Li, J., Ng, E. H., Stener-Victorin, E., Hu, Z., Shao, X., Wang, H., Li, M., Lai, M., Xie, C., Su, N., Yu, C., Liu, J., Wu, T., & Ma, H. (2017). Acupuncture treatment for insulin sensitivity of women with polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials18(1), 115. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-1854-2