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REN-MAI MERIDIAN POINTS


REN1

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN1 Acupuncture Point (會陰 (huì yīn)) / (회음 (hoe eum))

Chinese: 會陰 (huì yīn)

Korean: 회음 (hoe eum)

Translation: Meeting of Yin

CAM Location: between anus and root of scrotum in males/posterior labial commissure in females.



REN2

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN2 Acupuncture Point (曲骨 (qū gǔ)0) / (곡골 (gok gol))

Chinese: 曲骨 (qū gǔ)0

Korean: 곡골 (gok gol)

Translation: Curved Bone

CAM Location: on midpoint of upper border of symphysis pubis.



REN3

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN3 Acupuncture Point (中極 (zhōng jí)) / (중극 (jung geuk))

Chinese: 中極 (zhōng jí)

Korean: 중극 (jung geuk)

Translation: Central Pivot

CAM Location: on anterior midline 4 cun below umbilicus.



REN4

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN4 Acupuncture Point (關元 (guān yuán)) / (관원 (gwan won))

Chinese: 關元 (guān yuán)

Korean: 관원 (gwan won)

Translation: Original Qi Gate

CAM Location: on anterior midline 3 cun below umbilicus.



REN5

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN5 Acupuncture Point (石門 (shí mén)) / (석문 (seong mun))

Chinese: 石門 (shí mén)

Korean: 석문 (seong mun)

Translation: Stone Gate

CAM Location: on anterior midline 2 cun below umbilicus.



REN6

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN6 Acupuncture Point (氣海 (qì hǎi)) / (기해 (gi hae))

Chinese: 氣海 (qì hǎi)

Korean: 기해 (gi hae)

Translation: Sea of Qi

CAM Location: on anterior midline 1.5 cun below umbilicus.



REN7

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN7 Acupuncture Point (陰交 (yīn jiāo)) / (음교 (eum gyo))

Chinese: 陰交 (yīn jiāo)

Korean: 음교 (eum gyo)

Translation: Yin Intersection

CAM Location: on anterior midline 1 cun below umbilicus.



REN8

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN8 Acupuncture Point (神闕 (shén què)) / (신궐 (sin gwol))

Chinese: 神闕 (shén què)

Korean: 신궐 (sin gwol)

Translation: Spirit Palace Gate

CAM Location: in center of umbilicus.



REN9

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN9 Acupuncture Point (水分 (shuǐ fēn)) / (수분 (su bun))

Chinese: 水分 (shuǐ fēn)

Korean: 수분 (su bun)

Translation: Water Separation

CAM Location: on anterior midline 1 cun above umbilicus.



REN10

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN10 Acupuncture Point (下脘 (xià wǎn)) / (하완 (ha wan))

Chinese: 下脘 (xià wǎn)

Korean: 하완 (ha wan)

Translation: Lower Stomach

CAM Location: on anterior midline 2 cun above umbilicus.



REN11

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN11 Acupuncture Point (建里 (jiàn lǐ)) / (건리 (ken ri))

Chinese: 建里 (jiàn lǐ)

Korean: 건리 (ken ri)

Translation: Strengthen the Interior

CAM Location: on anterior midline 3 cun above umbilicus.



REN12

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN12 Acupuncture Point (中脘 (zhōng wǎn)) / (중완 (jung wan))

Chinese: 中脘 (zhōng wǎn)

Korean: 중완 (jung wan)

Translation: Stomach Centre

CAM Location: on anterior midline 4 cun above umbilicus.



REN13

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN13 Acupuncture Point (上脘 (shàng wǎn)) / (상완 (sang wan))

Chinese: 上脘 (shàng wǎn)

Korean: 상완 (sang wan)

Translation: Upper Stomach

CAM Location: on anterior midline 5 cun above umbilicus.



REN14

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN14 Acupuncture Point (巨闕 (jù què)) / (거궐 (geo gwol))

Chinese: 巨闕 (jù què)

Korean: 거궐 (geo gwol)

Translation: Great Palace Gate

CAM Location: on anterior midline 6 cun above umbilicus.



REN15

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN15 Acupuncture Point (鳩尾 (jiū wěi)) / (구미 (gu mi))

Chinese: 鳩尾 (jiū wěi)

Korean: 구미 (gu mi)

Translation: Turtledove Tail

CAM Location: on anterior midline 1 cun below xiphoid process, locate point with patient supine with arms raised.



REN16

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN16 Acupuncture Point (中庭 (zhōng tíng)) / (중정 (jung jeong))

Chinese: 中庭 (zhōng tíng)

Korean: 중정 (jung jeong)

Translation: Central Court

CAM Location: on anterior midline at level with 5th intercostal space on xiphoid process.



REN17

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN17 Acupuncture Point (膻中 (shān zhōng)) / (단중 (dan jung))

Chinese: 膻中 (shān zhōng)

Korean: 단중 (dan jung)

Translation: Chest Centre

CAM Location: on anterior midline at level with 4th intercostal space, midway between nipples.



REN18

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN18 Acupuncture Point (玉堂 (yù táng)) / (옥당 (ok dang))

Chinese: 玉堂 (yù táng)

Korean: 옥당 (ok dang)

Translation: Jade Hall

CAM Location: on anterior midline at level with 3rd intercostal space.



REN19

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN19 Acupuncture Point (紫宮 (zǐ gōng)) / (자궁 (ja gung))

Chinese: 紫宮 (zǐ gōng)

Korean: 자궁 (ja gung)

Translation: Purple Palace

CAM Location: on anterior midline at level with 2nd intercostal space.



REN20

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN20 Acupuncture Point (華蓋 (huá gài)) / (화개 (hwa gae))

Chinese: 華蓋 (huá gài)

Korean: 화개 (hwa gae)

Translation: Florid Canopy

CAM Location: on anterior midline at midpoint of sternal angle at level with 1st intercostal space.



REN21

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN21 Acupuncture Point (璇璣 (xuán jī)) / (선기 (seon gi))

Chinese: 璇璣 (xuán jī)

Korean: 선기 (seon gi)

Translation: Jade Pivot

CAM Location: on anterior midline in center of sternal menubrium 1 cun below Ren-22.



REN22

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN22 Acupuncture Point (天突 (tiān tū)) / (천돌 (cheon dol))

Chinese: 天突 (tiān tū)

Korean: 천돌 (cheon dol)

Translation: Celestial Prominence

CAM Location: in center of suprasternal fossa.



REN23

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN23 Acupuncture Point (廉泉 (lián quán)) / (염천 (yeom cheon))

Chinese: 廉泉 (lián quán)

Korean: 염천 (yeom cheon)

Translation: Corner Fountain

CAM Location: above Adam's apple in depression of upper border of hyoid bone.



REN24

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN24 Acupuncture Point (承漿 (chéng jiāng)) / (승장 (seung jang))

Chinese: 承漿 (chéng jiāng)

Korean: 승장 (seung jang)

Translation: Saliva Receptacle

CAM Location: in depression in center of mentolabial groove.