Jianli REN-11

Chinese: 建里

Pinyin: Jiàn Lǐ


On the midline of the abdomen, 3 cun above the umbilicus and 5 cun below the sternocostal angle. 

How to locate

On the midline of the abdomen, divide the distance between the umbilicus and the sternocostal angle into 8 cun. Jianli REN-11 is located 3 cun above umbilicus. 

Main actions

  1. Stimulates the Stomach's ability to rot and ripen foods
  2. Descends the Stomach Qi


Vertically 0.5-1 cun. 

Caution: be careful with Peritoneum. Take great care during pregnancy. 

Commentary for Jianli REN-11

This point is often used to descend Rebellious Stomach Qi and stimulate better digestion. The related symptoms include epigastric and abdominal distension, abdominal pain and vomiting.