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 stagnationherniaabdominal masseshaemorrhoidsdysenterycoughing of sputum with bloodtoothacheswollen throatdifficult urinationchest and abdominal painbackachecold abdomendifficult swallowing
Brief Psychology
nourishing life, source of life, vitality, sense 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
N/A
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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

Ren Mai

Master and Coupled Point:

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

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 purposecalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecuritiesspirit obsession despair depression confusion regulation of hormones energy levels disturbed sleep patternslet go of the false selfembrace the true selfrecovery of the lost selflost selfjinginternal selfcore selfspiritfatigueshed fictional selfshed maskre-establishing connection with spiritliving our truthentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain
Ren-2
Ren-3
Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatmentcalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecuritiesRelationships Sexuality Balance of the yin and the yang Creativity
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 qi
Ren-5
Alarm PointFront-Mu Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatment
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 qi
Ren-7
Key Point
Ren-8
Spirit Point
NourishmentNurtureSpirit
Ren-9
Ren-10
Ren-11
Ren-12
Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
Seat of personal power Confidence How we see ourselvesdeficiency excess diagnosis treatment
Ren-13
Ren-14
Alarm PointKey PointFront-Mu Point
Activate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNSdeficiency excess diagnosis treatment
Ren-15
Key PointLuo Point
EmotionsSuccessNurtureActivate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNS
Ren-16
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 treatment
Ren-18
Ren-19
Ren-20
Ren-21
Key Point
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 connection
Ren-23
Key Point
Effective communicationExpressionability to listenloss of voiceentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain
Ren-24
Alarm Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatment

ESD Balances