Application #8: CV-4 Copy

Lesson
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CV-4

Point Name: 關元 (guān yuán) “Origin Pass”

Meridian: Conception Vessel

Polarity: Yin

Location
2 cun above Qugu (CV-2) on the mid line of the abdomen, 3 cun below the umbilicus. Locate with patient lying on their back.

Local Anatomy: On the midline of the abdomen, 3 cun below the umbilicus.

Vasculature: The branches of superficial epigastric artery and vein, and the branches of the inferior epigastric artery and vein.

Innervation: The medial branch of the twelfth intercostal nerve.

Martial Arts Usage
  • 36 Vital Point
  • 108 Vital Point
  • Dangerous
  • Disrupt Energy
  • Fight Ender
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Knockouts
  • Organ Striking
  • Sealing the Blood
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
  • Alarm Point of the SI
  • Forbidden Point
  • Intersection Point of the Pericardium Meridian
  • Intersection Point of the Liver Meridian
  • Intersection Point of the Spleen Meridian
  • Intersection Point of the Kidney Meridian
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Heart Divergent Meridian
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Small Intestine Divergent Meridian
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Bladder Divergent Meridian
  • Origin Point
  • Special Meeting Point of the Three Leg Yin & Conception Vessel
Attack Method: Perpendicularly 0.8 – 1.2 inch, Careful in Pregnancy Angle is 90°.

Description
This point is extremely dangerous when struck. It is located directly underneath the tantien, the energy center of the body approximately three inches below the navel.

A hard blow may impair the flow of energy through the entire body and cause system failure. This can prove to be fatal. Strike downwards often drains the energy from the body; struck upwards can increase the blood pressure and lead to dizziness; struck perpendicularly, it can impair the flow of energy.