CV-6 QIHAI

Location
( Ren-6 Sea of Qi QIHAI ) On the anterior midline, 1.5 cun inferior to the umbilicus or 3.5 cun superior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis.
How to find
The distance between the centre of the umbilicus and the upper border of the pubic symphysis is divided into 5 cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun. Therefore, only proportional cun measurements should be used here (helpful device: elastic tape ➞ 2.3.1). Ren-6 is located on the midline, 1.5 cun inferior to the umbilicus or 3.5 cun superior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis.
Needling
Vertically 0.8–1.5 cun. Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy. According to some authors, this point should never be needled with strong reducing techniques owing to its strong Qi tonifying action. Moxibustion and cupping are recommended for this point.
Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Original Qi (yuan qi) as well as Qi in general, strengthens the Kidneys (especially Kidney Yang), regulates Qi, harmonises Blood and eliminates Dampness
Special features
Important tonification point for mental and physical exhaustion, strengthens especially the Qi and Yang with moxibustion. One of the most important acupuncture points.

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