Greetings Dear Readers,
Finding balance between the masculine and feminine energies is something many people are wanting in their lives. It seems many people find that in this modern age there is a lot of fast-paced, aggressive Yang energy. This creates a craving for the slower paced, quieter Yin energy. Some of the ways we add more Yin energy such as sugar, and recreational drugs are unhealthy in the long run. Luckily, there are also many healthy ways to bring in more Yin energy such as working with the energy systems of the body.
Each acupuncture channel of the body has various properties and functions which are activated when the area is stimulated by acupuncture, massage or moxibustion. The main channel that works with the feminine energy is the Conception Vessel (CV) channel. The CV channel runs up the front of the body along the mid-line from the perineum to the chin. It is balanced by the masculine energy of the Governing Vessel channel which runs along the back of the body near the spine, from the perineum up to the head and face. The Conception Vessel channel, also called the “Sea of the Yin channels” is often used for the purpose of nourishing the Yin or the feminine energy in the body.
Yin and Yang energies need to stay in balance for health and harmony. Sometimes people have too much Yang or heat/inflammation caused by a relative lack of Yin. In these cases, activating this channel helps them overcome symptoms of Yin deficiency such as anxiety, dry mouth at night, facial flushing, insomnia, dizziness, tinnitus, sweating at night, hot flashes, menopausal symptoms or restless mind.
It’s also very interesting to me that acupoint Lung 7 is used to open the Conception Vessel because it affirms what we already know, that using our lungs to take deep breathes helps us to feel more calm and Yin.
The Conception Vessel belongs to a set of eight “extra-ordinary vessels” which contain some of the most powerful energy reserves in the body, which we can tap into for extra support. These channels are also used when there are chronic conditions that are often complicated by issues in many organ systems. If you are interested in exploring how to increase your Yin energy and find more balance in your body, acupuncture as well as non-needling technologies can be used to bring relief.
I look forward to hearing your comments and questions.
Yours in health,