Project Description

Press this point for bloating and indigeston

Conception Vessel 12 is indicated for many symptoms related to digestion: bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, reflux, diarrhea, and constipation. If you’re someone who has “bad digestion,” Conception Vessel 12 is a really good point to know.

From an acupuncture perspective, Conception Vessel 12 works by helping to harmonize the body’s Spleen system, so the point is also helpful if you suffer from anxiety in the form of excessive worry and over thinking—both characteristics of a Spleen imbalance.

Conception Vessel 12 is located on the midline of the body, about four inches up from the navel. It is exactly halfway between the naval and the sternocostal angle, the point where your ribs meet your sternum. If you gently trace your finger from your naval upward, there’s usually a slight depression into which your finger will naturally fall. That’s Conception Vessel 12.

The best way to access this point is while lying on your back. When you’re experiencing symptoms, apply firm pressure to Conception Vessel 12 for 1-2 minute increments while taking deep breaths into your abdomen. Repeat as needed. If you have chronic digestive issues, try performing this acupressure-and-breathing technique every night before bed.