Conception Vessel Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Directing Channel has 24 points
This is used in Chinese medicine and acupuncture to help your body improve its Yin qualities.
It's not just a meridian. Its name suggests that it's also a reservoir - for yin.
In particular, the Conception vessel, being the sea of yin, has the capacity to absorb excess yin energy. Because its pair is the Governing meridian, very often both are needed when either yin or yang is in excess.
But the more common use of the Conception Vessel is to enhance Yin qualities to enable pregnancy to occur.
The master point for the Ren meridian is Lung 7, which is coupled with Kidney 6, on the yin qiao mai channel. The Conception Vessel relates to responsibility for, or fostering of, the process of birth, whether it be that of a child, a creative idea, or an endeavor.
The Ren receives and transports the qi of all the yin meridians, and therefore regulates the uterus, menstruation, menopause, pregnancy, etc. Since the master point is on the Lung channel, it is associated with respiratory syndromes, e.g., childhood asthma.
The pairing of ren mai and yin qiao mai, with its attendant Lung/Kidney relationship, energetically affects the lungs, chest and throat, and is very useful in a clinical situation, especially in addressing breathing imbalances.