Names Of Taiyi

ST 23 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is ST 23 ?

ST 23 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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What Is ST 23 Used For?

ST 23 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 23 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use ST 23 ?

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".

What Points Are Near ST 23 ?

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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  • Local point for abdominal and colon pain and functional issues.
  • Diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain.

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