Point Localization: 3 cun below the armpit, lateral to the biceps.

TCM Actions: Regulates the ascending and descending of Qi. Stops bleeding in the head. Opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Soothes the Corporeal Soul (Po).

Indications: Cough. Wheezing. Shortness of breath. Drowsiness, insomnia and forgetfulness caused by sorrow. Regret. Goiter. Coughing of blood. Nosebleed. “Talking to Ghosts”.

Target area: Neck.

Point Name and Meaning: Tianfu – Celestial Palace

Acupuncture Meridian: Lungs

Categories: Window of the Sky.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.