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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.

Nature:

Front-Mu point of the Bladder.

Functions:

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.

References:

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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