CV 12 Acupuncture Point

Conception Vessel 12, also known as Ren 12, Abbreviated as CV 12, Transliterated Zhongwan in Chinese, Middle Epigastrium in English.

CV 12 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 4.0 cun above the umbilicus.

CV 12 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Epigastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, acid regurgitation
  • Abdominal distention, diarrhea, dyspepsia
  • Cough, copious phlegm
  • Jaundice
  • Insomnia

CV 12 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Strengthens and harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach, resolves Dampness, relieves pain.


Front-Mu point of the StomachConverging Point of the Fu-OrgansCrossing point of the Ren Vessel and Small Intestine, San Jiao and Stomach Meridians


Front-Mu points can be used to treat diseases of the affected Zang-Fu organ, and those of Yang meridians and collaterals. They treat diseases of Six Fu-organs and diseases of yang meridians. An adverse reaction when a Front-Mu point is pressed can help make a diagnosis.