Although Conception Vessel 1 (CV 1), also called Ren 1, is rarely used in acupuncture due to its invasive location. However, it is interesting to note that this point connects the conception vessel with the governing vessel. Most acupuncturists will choose distal points along acupuncture channels to activate this point location.
Chakra Connection: Conception Vessel 1 matches the location for the root chakra. The root chakra represents our foundation, survival, and ability to flourish and thrive. *Because of the invasive location of this point, many practitioners will use Kidney 1, on the bottom of the foot, to activate the root chakra.
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Conception Vessel 1 Description and Info
Acupuncture Point: Conception Vessel 1 (CV 1, CV1) ‘Root Chakra’
Chinese Name: Huiyin
English Name: Meeting of Yin
Location: In the center of the perineum, Males: between the anus and the scrotum, Females: between the anus and the posterior labial commissure.
Attributes: Meeting point of the Conception, Penetrating, and Governing vessels. Si-miao Ghost point
TCM Actions: Strengthens the lumbus and boosts the kidney; regulates the penetrating and conception vessels; clears heat and disinhibits damp.
Indications: Genital itch; irregular menstruation; pain and swelling of the anus; urinary stoppage; enuresis; seminal emission; mania and withdrawal.
Secondary Indications: Genital sweating; pain at the head of the penis; postpartum stupor; vaginal protrusion; pain and swelling of the vagina; enduring hemorrhoids; inability to urinate and defecate; cold at the end of the penis; heat in the portals; sudden infantile epilepsy; shan qi; connecting vessel repletion: abdominal skin pain; connecting vessel vacuity; itch.
Needle Information: Perpendicular insertion .5 – 1.0 cun. Moxibustion is applicable.
Cautions: Contra-indicated in pregnancy.
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