Acupuncture Point: Conception Vessel 4 4.92/5 (50)

Conception Vessel 4 (CV 4) is extremely powerful for chronic debilitating diseases. Because it is a crossing point for the Liver, Kidney and Spleen channels Conception Vessel 4 can treat a broad range of conditions: menstrual disorders, urinary disorders, sexual dysfunction, menopause symptoms, and intestinal digestive disorders.

If you want to give yourself or someone you love a BEAUTIFUL pick-me-up treatment, I’d suggest putting a smooth stone on this spot, then covering your lower abdomen with a hot pack while you take a little afternoon nap. This treatment is very nurturing and rejuvenating for someone who is going through chronic health conditions.

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Conception Vessel 4 Description and Info

Acupuncture Point CV 4

Acupuncture Point: Conception Vessel 4 (Cv 4, Cv4)

Chinese Name: Guan Yuan

English Name: Gate of Origin

Location: On the midline, 3 cun inferior to the umbilicus.


Attributes: Front-Mu (Alarm) point of the Small Intestine channel. Meeting point of the Conception vessel with the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney channels.

TCM Actions: Banks the kidney and secures the root; supplements Qi and returns yang; warms and regulates the blood chamber and the palace of essence; dispels cold damp and eliminates cold in the genitals; separates the clear and turbid; regulates original Qi and dissipates pathogens; safeguards health and prevents disease.

Indications: Seminal emission; enuresis; urinary frequency ; urinary stoppage; menstrual disorders; menalgia; painful menstruation, menstrual block and other menstrual disorders; vaginal discharge; scant metrorrhagia; prolapse of the uterus; postpartum hemorrhage; hernia; lower abdominal pain; diarrhea; wind strike desertion patterns; impotence.

Secondary Indications: Sudden strike desertion patterns; all forms of vacuity detriment; conglomerations and gatherings; infertility; persistent flow of lochia; subumbilical gripping pain gradually extending to the genitals; hematuria; rough rination with dark-colored urine; kidney inversion headache; summerheat strike; dizziness and headache; running piglet pattern; cold Qi entering the lower abdomen; Water swelling; fulminant disruption; kidney vacuity dyspnea; bowstring and elusive masses; bloody stool; wasting thirst disease.

Needle Information: Perpendicular insertion .8 – 1.2 cun. Moxibustion is applicable.

Cautions: Deep insertion may penetrate a full Bladder. No deep needle in pregnancy.

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Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.

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