Conception Vessel

Juque CV14: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution



Ju: great Que: palace gate
Juque CV14 is a Mu-front point of theheart meridian, like a door for the Qi of the heart.
Point: CV 14
Chinese Name: 巨阙
Name: Juque
Pinyin: jù què
English Name/Meaning: Great Palace
Han Geul 한글: geo gwol 거궐
Romaji: ko ketsu(?)
Vietnamese: Cự khuyết


Juque CV14 lies on the anterior midline of the abdomen, 6 cun above the umbilicus.


  • Clears heat and calms spirit.
  • Pacifies stomach and benefits the diaphragm.

Indication Of Juque CV14:

  • Digestive disorders: Stomachache, distension, gastritis, nausea, vomiting, hiccup, bleching, morning sickness.
  • Psycho-emotional disorders: mania-depression, epilepsy
  • Respiratory disorders: cough, shortness of breathe.
  • Heart disorders: palpitation, chest pain, fullness in the chest.


Insert perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun, or insert obliquely directed inferiorly 1 to 1.5 cun.


  • CV14 is Front mu point of heart meridian.
  • Good point for hiatal hernia.


  • Deep insertion, especially in thin subjects, may damage the left lobe of the liver or the heart if either is enlarged.
  • Oblique superior insertion towards the heart is contraindicated in all cases.


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.