Ren Mai meridian

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Chinese Medicine Ren Mai Acupuncture Meridian


Ren Mai


Ren 1 - [intersection of Ren, Du, & Chong] reproductive problems, boosts KI,

regulates Ren & Chong

Location (huiyin):midway between the anus & scrotum

Ren 2 - [intersection of LR] warms Yang & KI, regulates menses, stops leukorrhea

Location (qugu):on the midline, at the upper border of the pubic symphysis, 5 cun below the umbilicus.

Ren 3 - [Alarm-Mu of BL, intersection of LR KI SP] BL problems (w/ BL 60), regulates LR, warms KI, irregular menses

Location (zhongji):1 cun superior to qugu

Ren 4 - [Alarm-Mu of SI, intersection of LR KI SP] stongly tonifying, strengthens & warms KI, returns Yang,

warm & regulate LR, Cold/Damp, separates clear & turbid, regulates Yuan Qi, dispels pathogens, boosts immune system

& overall health, reproductive & BL problems, ↓ Wind strike, (w/ ST 36 very strong tonify)

Location (guanyuan):1 cun above zhongji

Ren 5 - [Alarm Mu of SJ] warm KI & Yang, regulates menses, water metabolism

Location (shimen):2 cun below the umbilicus.

Ren 6 - tonify Qi & Yang, drain, harmonize Ying-Xue, menstrual disorders, warm low Jiao, turbid Damp, diarrhea & constipation.

Location (qihai):1.5 cun below umbilicus.

Ren 7 - [intersection of Ren, & Chong] warm/tonify KI Yang, regulates menses & blood

Location (yinjiao):1 cun below umbilicus.

Ren 8 - Moxa only, warm Yuan Yang, open portals, moves GI Qi, Cold/Damp, ↓ Wind strike, incessant diarrhea.

Location (shenque):in the center of the umbilicus.

Ren 9 - water retention, moves SP, edema, borborygmi

Location (shuifen):1 cun superior to the umbilicus.

Ren 10 - digestion

Location (xiawan):2 cun above the umbilicus.

Ren 12 - [Alarm Mu ST, Hui-influential of 6 Fu] tonify &/or drain SP ST (damp, rebel ST Qi), digestion, calm spirit

Location (zhongwan):4 cun superior to the umbilicus, halfway between the umbilicus & the sternocostal angle.

Ren 13 - emotions causing digestive problems (calm spirit), Phlegm

Location (shangwan):3 cun below sternocostal angle.

Ren 14 - [Alarm Mu of HT] clear HT, stabilize spirit, phlegm in chest, cardiothoracic pain, esophageal constriction, palpitation,

insomnia, depression

Location (juque):2 cun below the sternocostal angle.

Ren 15 - [connect to abdomen] loosen chest (phlegm), rebel LU ST Qi, cardiothoracic pain, calm spirit

Location (jiuwei):1 cun below sternocostal angle.

Ren 17 - [Alarm Mu of PC, Qi Hui-influential] regulate Qi of whole body, hiccup, promotes lactation

Location (tanzhong):between the nipples, level with the 4th intercostals space.

Ren 22 - loss of voice, hiccup, clear LU & pharynx (cough, sore throat, dyspnea)

Location (tiantu):above the suprasternal notch in the suprasternal fossa.

Ren 23 - clears Fire, throat & phlegm, problems with tongue (speaking, swallowing, drooling, swelling, stiffness) stroke

Location (lianquan):on the anterior midline of the neck, in the depression above the hyoid bone.

Ren 24 - [Ghost points] wind, Bellís paulsy (wryness of face), dental pain/swelling, mania/withdrawal

Location (chengjiang):above the chin in the depression in the center of the mentolabial groove.


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