Qihai REN-6

Chinese: 气海

Pinyin: Qì Hǎi


On the midline of the abdomen, 1.5 cun below the umbilicus. 


How to locate

On the midline of the lower abdomen, divide the distance between the umbilicus and the upper border of the pubic symphysis into 5 cun. Qihai REN-6 is located 1.5 cun below umbilicus and 3.5 cun above the upper border of the pubic symphysis. 

Main actions

  1. Tonifies Original Qi
  2. Lifting sinking Qi
  3. Strengthens the Kidneys and tonifies Yang
  4. Regulates Qi and harmonies Blood


Vertically 0.8-1.5 cun. 

Caution: be careful with Peritoneum. Take great care during pregnancy. Should not apply Reducing Method due to the point's strong tonification effect. 

Commentary for Qihai REN-6

Qihai REN-6 is one of the most important points for tonifying Yang and Qi (especially the Original Qi).Therefore, it can be used to treat symptoms such as fatigue, cold limbs, chilliness, loose stool, pale urination or even extreme physical and mental exhaustion and depression due to Qi and Yang Deficiency. The effectiveness is more obvious when applying with moxibustion than just needling. 

It is also effective in lifting the Sinking or Collapsing Qi in the lower abdomen so as to treat Uterus prolapse, heavy period, chronic vaginal discharge, frequent urination, incontinence of urine and the feeling of bearing down. 

In additional to its Qi tonifying and lifting effect,  it is often used to regulate Qi and Blood in the Lower Burner as well. Therefore, it can remove abdominal pain and distension caused by Qi Stagnation