CV 23 Acupuncture Point

Conception Vessel 23, also known as Ren 23, Abbreviated as CV 23, Transliterated Lianquan in Chinese, Lateral Spring in English.

CV 23 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the anterior median line of the neck, above the throat prominence, in the depression above the upper border of the hyoid bone.

CV 23 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Swelling and pain of the subglossal region, salivation with flaccid tongue, aphasia with stiffness of the tongue
  • Sudden hoarseness of the voice, difficulty in swallowing

CV 23 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Subdues rebellious Qi, benefits the tongue throat and speech, resolves Phlegm, stops cough.


Crossing point of the Ren and the Yin Wei Vessels