Conception Vessel

Jianli CV11: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution



Jian: establishing Li: interior
Jianli CV11 lies in the epigastric region and helps in establishing the Qi of the Middle Jiao.
Point: CV11
Chinese Name: 建里
Name: Jianli
Pinyin: jiàn lǐ
English Name/Meaning: Internal Foundation
Han Geul 한글: geol li 건리
Romaji: ken ri(?)
Vietnamese:Kiến lý


The point lies on the anterior midline, 3 cun above the umbilicus.

Functions of Jianli:

  • Harmonize spleen and stomach and regulates stomach and spleen hence helps in digestion process. CV 11 Jianli continues promoting good functioning and circulation within the middle jiao, and acts on the digestive organs of Stomach, Spleen and Small Intestine indirectly to support the Nutritive qi.
  • Regulates and strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, promoting the rotting and ripening function of Stomach.
  • Regulates the nutritive Qi. Redirects rebellious Stomach qi downwards.
  • Eliminates excess and dampness.


Digestive disorders: Stomachache, vomiting, abdominal distension, borborgymus, edema, anorexia.


  • Insert perpendicularly 0.8 to 1.5 cun.
  • Caution: In thin patients deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.


Good point for appetite and weight gain.


In thin patients deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.