REN3 (Conception Vessel 3) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Zhongji
English Name: Middle Extremity; Middle Pole

Location: On the midline of the abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus and 1 cun above the superior border of the pubic symphysis.


Front-Mu point of the Bladder.


Assists the transforming functions of Qi, regulates the Uterus, alleviates Damp-Heat.

Primary Indications:

Menstrual disorders (irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, excessive bleeding), spermatorrhoea, urinary frequency, dysuria, retention of urine, uterine prolapse.

Tertiary Indications:

Enuresis, impotence, hernia, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding, post-partum lochia, female infertility, pain in external genitals, pruritus vulvae, lower abdominal pain/hot and cold sensations, nephritis, oedema.

Other Indications:

Endometritis, salpingitis, pelveoperitonitis, peritonitis, uterine spasms, placenta does not descend, sciatica, lack of Yang energy, Yin energy assails the Heart, cadaveric syncope, aesthenia; general fatigue, emaciation with hunger but does not want to eat (in women), debauchery, Yin sweats/nocturnal and non salty, disorders due to sexual intercourse during menstruation, rectal prolapse.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Conception Vessel:

(REN1, REN2, REN3, REN4, REN5, REN6, REN7, REN8, REN9, REN10, REN11, REN12, REN13, REN14, REN15, REN16, REN17, REN18, REN19, REN20, REN21, REN22, REN23, REN24)

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