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Conception Vessel Indication

AcuPoint Functions Indications Special Notes
CV 1** revive consciousness    
CV 2* dribbling enuresis    
CV 3*** relieve urogenital damp heat spermatorrhea, enuresis, retention of urine; leukorrhea; all due to damp heat; any urinary tract disorder (90% of the time they are damp heat related); excessive uterine bleeding; dysmenorrhea (but these are not usually related to damp heat) LV, SP, and KD cross here; front mu of the bladder; not for stagnation in lower warmer
CV 4**** nourishes and stabilizes the KD; holds in any kind of deficiencies; big building point; restores yang; builds qi and blood; does a lot for lower jiao stagnation and regulates menses for all KD problems; abdominal pain; pain from deficiency; cold diarrhea (KD related); UTI (CV 3 might be better); urination from cold (clear and copious); deficient types of "rrheas"; can use it to regulate almost any GYN problems; can use it for moving not used as SI front mu: LV, SP, KD, and chong mai all cross here; with BL 32 if GYN problem from stagnation; often used with BL 23 and GV 4; very warming and often used with moxa
CV 5*     not used as front mu of TW
CV 6**** regulates qi functions (more SP qi functions); strengthens deficient KD; harmonizes the blood (moves and tonifies); regulates menses; raises middle qi and restores collapsed yang (SP related); for deficient blood (SP related) neurasthenia; abdominal pain and distension related to digestion; irregular menstruation; intestinal paralysis; all urinary problems like incontinence, spermatorrhea (CV 4 better as it more deeply tonifies the KD; infertility (CV 4 better); colic; flaccid sea of qi point; source qi; similar to CV 4; more moving than CV 4; with CV 12 for indigestion; with SP 6 and ST 36 to build qi and blood
CV 7*     general rule of thumb is no lower abdominal points during pregnancy; after first trimester no upper abdominal points
CV 8*** warms and stabilizes the yang for yang collapse; strengthens and stabilizes SP yang; for middle burner yang deficiency diarrhea from SP yang deficiency; 5 am diarrhea; apoplexy (flaccid stroke) from yang collapse; any kind of prolapse due to SP yang deficiency; in the spirit in holding things in it can also be used for prior miscarriages - 2-7x/week not needled or directly moxaed; not for damp heat diarrhea; with CV 4, GV 4, BL 23, and moxa on CV 8
CV 9** regulates water pathways from deficiency; strengthens SP in relation to water metabolism; diarrhetic point ascites (retention of fluid in abdomen); edema; retention of urine; diarrhea; general dampness sin the body (fluid retention in the body; actual fluid retention in the body as opposed to less material dampness like foggy head, heavinessÖ with SP 9 for dampness and edema
CV 10** strengthens SP and regulates the ST as related to stuck food, etc. indigestion; food retention after eating; prolapsed stomach SP meridian crosses here; CV 10 used more than CV 11
AcuPoint Functions Indications Special Notes
CV 11**      
CV 12**** main point for any ST or upper intestinal problems; regulates the ST qi; transforms and suppresses rebellious qi by adjusting the descending function of the ST; regulates and strengthens SP qi and yang; acute or chronic gastritis; gastric ulcers; prolapsed ST; vomiting; nausea; one of the main nausea points and good for any kind; can be used for constipation if chronic or deficient; indigestion; madness from phlegm type of blockage; builds middle energy; front mu of the ST; influential point of all the yang organs, though GV 14 is more often used that way; SI,TW, and ST all cross here; with PC 6 for nausea; for stuck food use ST 21 and ST 34 or LV3 or LV 14 if the LV is invading the ST; CV 6, ST 25, CV 12
CV 13** regulates SP and ST; sedates rebellious ST qi; opens the door to keep food moving through; ST pain; nausea; vomiting; classically in indicated for more excess than CV 12; clinically CV 12 is used for all; used to clear heat because it is the meeting point of the yang ming channel
CV 14*** calms spirit; pacifies the ST and benefits the diaphragm; transforms HT phlegm (prevents misting of the HT) mental diseases; seizures; angina pectoris; vomiting; nausea (if more tender than CV 12); palpitations due to anything; hiatal hernia; strong spirit and mental associations; front mu of heart; with PC 6 for stress related stomach discomfort; can use with PC 4 and HT 6 as the xi clefts with CV 14 to deal with chest pain;
CV 15** similar to CV 14 but not as strong; expands and relaxes the chest; calms the spirit; benefits the diaphragm; calms the spirit mental illness; good for fatigue; yang madness; luo of the CV and the channels fan out from this point; CV 14 used more for yang madness
CV 16*      
CV 17*** regulates, suppresses and tonifies qi of the chest; regulates and suppresses rebellious qi of the chest (read: lungs); expands chest; benefits diaphragm; opens the lungs; diffuses lung qi; regulates and tonifies qi of the chest; improves lactation asthma; bronchitis; intercostal neuralgia; wheezing; panting; spitting blood; difficulty or in ability to swallow food; dilates bronchioles; front mu of the PC; upper sea of qi energy point; often called the meeting point of the qi of the chest; SP, KD, SI, and TW all cross here; needle downward and usually tonified; moxa is often good here; can be a good OPI point with phlegm with LU 7, LI 4,
CV 18*     all CV chest points are needle downward to descend the LU qi; CV 18, 19, 20 are located by palpation
CV 19*      
CV 20*      
AcuPoint Functions Indications Special Notes
CV 21** more effect on the esophagus than other CV points    
CV 22*** transforms phlegm; sedates rebellious; sedates throat; benefits the throat with phlegm pharyngitis; goiter; hiccups; spasms of the esophagus; diseases of the vocal cords; heavy wheezing; nodules that are phlegm based yin wei meridian crosses here; needled perp .2 cun and then needled downward; often used with LU 7 and KD 6 when wheezing is present; used with ST 40 or LU 5 or LU 1 for phlegm
CV 23** frees the throat loss of voice; paralysis of hypoglossus; excessive salvation; tongue problems yin wei crosses here; used with GV 15 for aphasia
CV 24**   facial paralysis; facial edema involving CV meridian  

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