Ren Mai—CV

Ren Mai—CV

Element
Ba Gua
Summary
The Ren Mai commands and controls all the yin functions of the body.
Primary Function
The Ren Mai commands and controls all the yin functions of the body. Du and Ren Mai develop as the first expression of yin and yang after conception. They originate in the vital region in the lower abdomen, the ‘lower supreme ridgepole’. The supreme ridge pole is the ‘no form’ out of which all things come – the macroscopic Dao. The supreme ridge pole within us is located between the Kidneys, in the lower Dantian. It is our source of life, vitality and ming men (fires of destiny). From this area comes the first division of yin and yang in the form of Du and Ren Mai.
Areas / Symptoms
internal stagnationherniahaemorrhoidsdysenterytoothacheswollen throatdifficult urinationbackachedifficult swallowingabdominal masseschest and abdominal pain
Brief Psychology
nourishing lifesource of lifevitalitysense of self
Primary functions
Nourish YinRegulate the UterusMove Qi in the Lower Burner and UterusPromote the descending of Lung-Qi and the Kidney’s receiving of QiPromote the transformation transportation and excretion of fluids Activates the Triple Burner Control Fat Tissue and MembranesCombination of Directing and Governing Vessels’ points
In treatment
In treatment: It is used to affect yin in the body. It is associated with too much condensation and accumulation and blockage in the circulation of blood and liquids necessary for life. Indications include clotting and lumps particularly in the lower abdomen, vaginal discharge. Ren Mai is particularly important for miscarriage because of the power of the yin to contain and retain. It affects the perenium, pubis, abdomen, thorax, throat, lips. It is used for reproductive functions, menstrual cycle, digestion and respiration, all cases of stagnation of qi causing painful periods, growths in the abdomen, excessive periods, fibroids, ovarian cysts. It connects to the thyroid and affects reproductive hormones and function. It is responsible for regulating the life cycles in men and women and is not active until puberty.
Overview
The Chinese characters that comprise Ren Mai represent a human bearing the weight of a bamboo pole with a load hanging at each end. It is symbolic of enduring the burden of being human. This relates especially to pregnancy. It is responsible for nourishing life, bringing blood, liquids and essences to nourishing new life and your life. The Ren Mai commands and controls all the yin functions of the body. Du and Ren Mai develop as the first expression of yin and yang after conception. They originate in the vital region in the lower abdomen, the ‘lower supreme ridgepole’. The supreme ridge pole is the ‘no form’ out of which all things come – the macroscopic Dao. The supreme ridge pole within us is located between the Kidneys, in the lower Dantian. It is our source of life, vitality and ming men (fires of destiny). From this area comes the first division of yin and yang in the form of Du and Ren Mai. The Ren Mai is the ‘sea of yin’ the master of the uterus.
Pathway
Pathway: Begins in the uterus in females and lower abdomen in males, emerges in the perineum, ascends the midline of abdomen, chest, throat to Ren24, winds around the mouth to connect with Du Mai at Du28 and terminates below the eye at St1. A branch arises in the pelvic cavity enters the spine and moves up the spine to end at the throat. Its Lou point is Ren 15. The Ren Mai connects to the Lu channel from Ren 17. It connects to the Lv, Ki, Sp, Pc, SJ, Yin Wei and Chong Mai.
Channel Meeting points
GV, ST
Time of Day
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Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)

  • Originates in lower dantian (uterus in females)
  • Yin, conception, fertility
  • Good for areas it goes through – ie. low down urination and defecation, menstruation, in the
  • middle digestion and energy, in the chest heart and lung function

  • Cv4 master point for uterus
  • Cv6 and Cv17 for Qi

Master and Coupled Point

(L=male, R=female),
KI-6
KI-6
(L=female, R=male).

Points

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
Ren-1
Spirit Point
Connection to the Dao or spiritsource of yinheaven and earth restore balance yin and yang inner resources creative energy aligned to purposecalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecuritiesnourishment seeds of life vitality source of Yin creation energy nurture supportive peace
Ren-2
core core yin energy deep inner connection fertility creating life potential
Ren-3
Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatmentcalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecuritiesRelationships Sexuality Balance of the yin and the yang Creativitybalance harmony centred vitality growth flow
Ren-4
Spirit PointKey PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
nourishing ourselves revival and qidestiny live our truth connection to spirit spirit transformation letting go held back original natureRelationships Sexuality Balance of the yin and the yang Creativitydeficiency excess diagnosis treatment revival qidantian deep aspect of self fires of life origin authentic self life force energy
Ren-5
Alarm PointFront-Mu Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatmentcontemplation stability strength of centre grow change flexibility harmony sense of self
Ren-6
Spirit PointKey Point
nourishing ourselves revival and qidestiny live our truth connection to spirit spirit transformation letting go held back original natureRelationships Sexuality Balance of the yin and the yang Creativity revival qidantian original qi deep sense of self fires of life nourishment self nourishment
Ren-7
Key Point
strength reserves sense of direction support nourishment
Ren-8
Spirit Point
NourishmentNurtureSpiritconnection to mother spirit receiving nourishment nurture nourishment from spirit helps open allow spirit
Ren-9
flow overcome obstacles change direction go with the flow
Ren-10
letting go let go create space renewal growth
Ren-11
harmony unity centring internal unity common direction harmonise 3 jiao
Ren-12
Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
Seat of personal power Confidence How we see ourselvesdeficiency excess diagnosis treatmentmiddle way finding the way build vitality nourishment balance harmony feed inner vision vitality
Ren-13
empty the mind freshness spirit inspiration stillness true path heart wisdom action
Ren-14
Alarm PointKey PointFront-Mu Point
Activate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNSdeficiency excess diagnosis treatmentgateway to heart great emperor spirit unity command power expression receptive heart wisdom
Ren-15
Key PointLuo Point
EmotionsSuccessNurtureActivate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNSlove protection peace spirit freedom express self create life
Ren-16
balance harmony relax comforted stillness stay of track on target spiritual journey
Ren-17
Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
urgent breathingred complexionlow energydifficult speakingActivate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNSexpression of heart connection to spirit connection to heartdeficiency excess diagnosis treatmentbalance harmony middle way nourishment purity of heart yin and yang rest and movement peace foundation heart vibrancy joy
Ren-18
essence protected place wisdom ancestral wisdom
Ren-19
ancestral wisdom self respect spirit wisdom
Ren-20
inner beauty inspiration loved accepted valued connected
Ren-21
Key Point
beauty within inner beauty inner virtue heart integrity humility express core authenticity attraction
Ren-22
Effective communicationExpressionability to listenloss of voiceFor Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connectionglimpse of heavenglimpse of future lifevisionchangefuture claritygreat potentialinspire change
Ren-23
Key Point
Effective communicationExpressionability to listenloss of voiceinner knowledge guidance
Ren-24
Alarm Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatmentnourishment receive receptive nurture supporting invigorateentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain

ESD Balances

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Balances

BalancePointsBalance forChannelRelated Balances
Ren 1 Hui Yin – Meeting of the inner seas of Yin and vitality
nourishment seeds of life vitality source of Yin creation energy nurture supportive peace
Ren2 Qu Gu - Maze leading to a hidden/secret place
core core yin energy deep inner connection fertility creating life potential
Ren3 Zhong Ji – Utmost limit of balance
balance harmony centred vitality growth flow
Ren4 Guan Yuan – Gateway of origin
dantian deep aspect of self fires of life origin authentic self life force energy
Ren5 Shi Men – Ancient Stone Gateway
contemplation stability strength of centre grow change flexibility harmony sense of self
Ren6 Qi Hai - Sea of Qi
dantian original qi deep sense of self fires of life nourishment self nourishment revival qi
Ren7 United Crossing of Yin
strength reserves sense of direction support nourishment
Ren8 Shen Que – Inner gateway tower of spirit
connection to mother spirit receiving nourishment nurture nourishment from spirit helps open allow spirit
Ren9 Shui Fen - Flowing division of water
flow overcome obstacles change direction go with the flow
Ren10 Xia Wan - Lower earthly core
letting go let go create space renewal growth
Ren11 Jian Li - An established place of cultivation
harmony unity centring internal unity common direction harmonise 3 jiao
Ren12 Zhong Wan - Central duct or core
middle way finding the way build vitality nourishment balance harmony feed inner vision vitality harmony
Ren13 Shang Wang - Upper heavenly core
empty the mind freshness spirit inspiration stillness true path heart wisdom action
Ren14 Ju Que - Great palace gateway
gateway to heart great emperor spirit unity command power expression receptive heart wisdom
Ren15 Jui Wei - Loving protection of the dove
love protection peace spirit freedom express self create life
Ren16 Zhong Ting - Middle palace courtyard
balance harmony relax comforted stillness stay of track on target spiritual journey
Ren17 Tan Zhong – Sea of Qi/ Centre of our inner storehouse of light
balance harmony middle way nourishment purity of heart yin and yang rest and movement peace foundation heart vibrancy harmony joy
Ren18 Yu Tang - Ancestral hall of jade
essence protected place wisdom ancestral wisdom
Ren19 Zi Gong - The palace of royal purple
ancestral wisdom self respect spirit wisdom
Ren20 Hua Gai - Hidden opening of our inner flower
inner beauty inspiration loved accepted valued connected
Ren21 Xuan Ji – The jade within the pearl
beauty within inner beauty inner virtue heart integrity humility express core authenticity attraction
Ren 23 Lian Quan - Correctly angled spring water
inner knowledge guidance
Ren24 Cheng Jiang - Receiving the rich broth of life
nourishment receive receptive nurture supporting invigorate
Ren22 Tian Tu – Passage to heaven
glimpse of heavenglimpse of future lifevisionchangefuture claritygreat potentialinspire change