Point Localization: 2 cun lateral to the belly button.

TCM Actions: Regulates the intestines, stomachs and Spleen. Moves Qi and invigorates the Blood (Xue). Eliminates humidity. Clears Heat in the digestive system. Soothes and opens the holes of the Mind (Shen).

Indications: Borborygmos. Gases. Distention and abdominal pain. Constipation. Chronic diarrhea due to spleen deficiency. Undigested food in faeces. Edema and swelling on the face. Irregular menstruation, menstrual cramps. Infertility. Abdominal masses in women (Zheng Jia).

Target area: Digestive tract.

Point Name and Meaning: Tianshu – Heavenly Pillar

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: Mu (collecting) of Large Intestine.

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]




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