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POINT: REN-14 (CONCEPTION VESSEL-14)  

English: Great Gateway
Also Known As: Great Deficiency
Great Palace Gate
Great Palace
Great Shrine
  • On the midline of the abdomen, 6 cun above the umbilicus and 2 cun below the sternocostal angle.
    Note: in some patients the xiphoid process may extend to the point.
  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Oblique insertion directed inferiorly 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Caution: Deep insertion, especially in thin patients, may damage the left lobe of the Liver or the Heart if either is enlarged.
  • Caution: Oblique superior insertion towards the Heart is contraindicated.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3 to 0.8 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Straight insertion 1.5 to 2 cun. Sensation: local distention and discomfort and soreness extending upward.
  • Front-Mu point of the Heart
  • Calms the Shen
  • Regulates Qi
  • Pacifies the Stomach
  • Benefits the diaphragm
  • Regulates the Heart
  • Alleviates pain
  • Descends Lung Qi
  • Unbinds the chest
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Pacifies the Stomach
  • Descends Rebellion
  • Pain in the Heart and chest
  • Psychosis
  • Fright palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Vomiting
  • Syncope during pregnancy
  • Heart pain due to Cold
  • Chest pain radiating to the back
  • Chest pain radiating to the lateral costal region
  • Accumulation of Phlegm in the chest
  • Rebellious Qi
  • Fullness of the chest with shortness of breath
  • Spitting Blood
  • Sudden turmoil disorder
  • Abdominal distention
  • Sudden abdominal pain
  • Focal distention
  • Esophageal constriction
  • Stomach reflux
  • Obstruction of the diaphragm
  • Jaundice
  • Acute jaundice
  • Shan disorder
  • Distention and fullness
  • Stomach pain
  • Cholera
  • Seizures
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Collapsing syndrome with chills
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Diaphragmatic spasms
  • Upper abdominal distention
  • Insanity
  • Motion sickness
  • Tachycardia
  • Lack of vitality
  • Nine types of pain in the Heart and back with a sensation of Cold
  • Incessant vomiting
  • Patient vomits all he eats
  • Madness
  • Spasms of the Stomach and abdomen
  • Coughing fits
  • Sensation of a bar in the Stomach
  • Pains in the lower abdomen due to Intestinal parasitosis
  • Injury by Cold (Shang Han)
  • Lack of energy
  • Plague
  • Excess mucoid sputum
  • Discomfort in the diaphragm
  • Stomach cancer
  • Intestinal tuberculosis with hard knots in the abdomen
  • Depression
  • Dysphagia
  • Hiccough
  • Cough
  • Parasites in the Intestines or bile duct
  • Round worms in the bile duct
  • Cholera
  • Jaundice
  • Sudden Heart pain
  • Injury by Cold leading to agitation of the Heart
  • Mania disorder
  • Mania-depression
  • Aversion to Fire
  • Tendency to curse and scold others
  • Ranting and raving
  • Anger
  • Disorientation
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Epilepsy with vomiting of foam
  • Poor memory
  • Agitation and Heat
  • Mutual overacting of the five phases
  • Diminished Qi
  • Febrile disease
  • Clonic spasm
  • Psychosis
  • Gastric spasm
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Mental disorders
  • Angina pectoris
  • Lassitude
  • Cold extremities
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Hysteria
  • Cardiac failure
  • Fierce mental disorders
  • Pericarditis
  • Chest pain related to roundworms
  • Vomiting long after ingestion of food
  • Psychopathy
  • Fear
  • Anguish
  • Bronchitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Infantile parasitosis
  • Rectus spasms
  • Pains due to Cold
  • Hernia
  • Syncope with the four limbs icy like a cadaver
  • Drooling
  • Fullness in the chest with a sensation of malaise and Heat
  • Incessant dysentery

UB-15
Xinshu

KI-19
Yindu

REN-13
Shangwan

Agitation of the Heart

Agitation and fullness of the Heart

Distention and fullness of the Heart and abdomen

HT-7
Shenmen
LIV-5
Ligou

SJ-10
Tianjing
UB-15
Xinshu

KI-9
Zhubin

Fright palpitations with diminished Qi

Heart disorientation

Mental instability

Mania disorder with raving, fury and cursing

LIV-14
Qimen

REN-17
Shanzhong
ST-12
Quepen

KI-27
Shufu
KI-25
Shencang
KI-24
Lingxu

Qi Rebellion with cough, fullness of the chest and shortness of breath with pain radiating to the back

Cough

Vomiting with fullness of the chest

SJ-1
Guanchong
SJ-6
Zhigou
SP-4
Gongsun
ST-41
Jiexi

REN-17
Shanzhong

UB-15
Xinshu

HT-1
Jiquan

Sudden turmoil disorder

Diaphragm pain from fluid accumulation that is difficult to endure

Heart failure

UB-15
Xinshu

PC-4
Ximen
HT-5
Tongli

DU-14
Dazhui
DU-26
Renzhong
M-BW-29
Yaoqi
PC-6
Neiguan

Angina pectoris

Seizures

  • This point is indicated for disorders of the Heart and Shen.
  • It is particularly important when Cold Attacks the Heart.
  • This is considered the ST-36 Zusanli of the Upper Jiao.
  • This is a first aid point.