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Chong Mai (Penetrating Vessel)

Points

CV-1
ST-30,
KD-11-15
CV-7
KD-16-21

Master Point:

SP-4

Coupled Point:

PC-6

Functions:

"Sea of Blood" - allows for uninhibited circulation of blood throughout the body
"Sea of the Twelve Meridians" - Flushes Qi and Blood through main meridians
Nourishes five viscera and six bowels
Involved in both physical and spiritual Heart functions

Chong Mai Symptoms:

Disorders of Blood, including stasis and vacuity
Symptoms focused on upper abdomen
Gynecological conditions
Stagnation in the abdomen, masses
Rebellious Qi

Disorders of the GI tract

Chong Mai VS. Ren Mai

Chong Mai: Rebellious Qi, Blood disorders, upper abdomen, element of SP/ST pathology, upper burner symptoms (HT/PC)
Ren Mai: Qi disorder, lower abdomen, KI/LU pathology, Yin vacuity ore, upper burner symptoms (LU), urinary symptoms