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Acupuncture Points - Ren 3

Chinese Name: Zhongji (English translation: Middle Pole)

Location:  On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus.

Classification: Front-Mu point of the Urinary Bladder
Crossing point of the Ren Vessel and the Three Yin Meridians of the Foot - (Spleen, Liver and Kidney)


  • Enuresis, dysuria
  • Spermatorrhea, impotence
  • Irregular menstruation, metrorrhagia, leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus, infertility
  • Hernia

Functions: Benefits the Urinary Bladder, benefits urination, regulates the Lower Jiao, resolves Damp-Heat.

Notes: 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. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun. 



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