Point Localization: 1.3 cun lateral to the midline, at the height of the spinous process of C1. Close to the insertion of the trapezius.
TCM Actions: Extinguishes Wind. Subdues Liver Yang. Opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Remove obstructions from the channel. Clears the brain.
Indications: Headache, especially occipital. Cervical rigidity. Torticollis. Heaviness in the head. Aversion to Cold. Fever. Body aches. Weakness in the legs. Mental confusion. Lack of concentration and memory. Pain and redness of the eyes. Blurred or dim vision. Lacrimation. Loss of olfaction. Manic behavior. Incessant talking.
Target area: Head. Lumbar.
Point Name and Meaning: Tianzhu – Celestial Pillar
Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder
Categories: Window of the Sky.
Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.