Point Localization: On the fourth intercostal space, 1 cun lateral to the nipple.

TCM Actions: Opens the chest. Promotes the descent of Qi. Resolves Phlegm. Benefits the breasts.

Indications: Cough with expectoration. Tightness in the chest. Shortness of breath. Heaviness in the chest. Swelling in the armpit and breast. Scrofula. Pain and abscess in the breast. Poor lactation. Nodules in the breast.

Target area: Armpits. Breasts.

Point Name and Meaning: Tianchi – Celestial Pool

Acupuncture Meridian: Pericardium

Categories: Window of the Sky.

Unitary Channel: Jue Yin (Terminal Yin) [LV + PC]

 

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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.