Theory

ST 23 - Acupuncture Point - Taiyi


ST 23 Names

  • English Name: Supreme Unity
  • Pinyin Name: Taiyi
  • Chinese Character: 太乙

Location

  • 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 10.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 23 Clinical Uses

  • Abdominal pain, epigastric pain, bloating, poor appetite, diarrhea.
  • Shen/Spirit related imbalances related to phlegm - manic depression, irritability, anxiety.
  • Used with ST 24 for manic depression with stiff/thrusting tongue.


ST 23 Point Associations

None listed.


ST 23 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



ST 23 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

CV 10

  • CV 10  Lower Venter
    • CV 10 is indicated for issues with the lower stomach (stagnation, bloating, distention, weak digestion, diarrhea, undigested food in the stool, vomiting, borborygmus).
    • CV 12 is indicated for issues with the middle stomach and CV 13 is indicated for the upper stomach.  

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