Conception Vessel

Lianquan CV23: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution



Lian: Clear Quan: Spring
The two blood vessels below the tongue were called Lianquan CV23 in ancient times. It is at the upper margin of the laryngeal prominence, close to the Lianquan vessels.
English name/meaning : Ridge Spring
Chinese name: 廉泉
Chinese pinyin : Lianquan
Korean name: Yomch’on
Japanese name: Rensen
Vietnamese name: liem tuyen
French Name:Lienn-tsiuann


  • Benefits throat and transforms phlegm (helps with various throat disorders).
  • Promotes Yin and body fluid (for salivation problems).


With the patient in a sitting position and patient’s head slightly tilting backwards, the point is directly above the Adam’s apple, and on the midpoint of the upper border of the hyoid bone.


Lianquan is good for various throat disorders along with vocal cord disorders like aphasia caused by stiffness of the tongue, swollen and painful tongue, increased salivation, harsh voice, sudden aphonia, swallow difficulty, inflammation of the throat.


Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8 cun towards the root of the tongue.


Crossing point of connecting vessel and yinwei channel.


This point is contraindicated to moxibustion.


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.