Names Of Tianshu

ST 25 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Celestial Pivot
  • Pinyin Name: Tianshu
  • Chinese Character: 天樞
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 25 ?

ST 25 Location

  • 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 8.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is ST 25 Used For?

ST 25 Clinical Usages

  • All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, distention, pain, masses/accumulations of any type.
  • Irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, fibroids/cysts, fertility issues and leukorrhea.
  • Connects the Upper and Lower Warmers (pre & post natal Qi).

There Are 45 Points Along The (ST) Stomach Meridian ...

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How Is ST 25 Categorized?

ST 25 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 25 ?

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 25 ?

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 25 ?

CV 8 Spirit Gate

  • Main point for extreme collapse of Yang especially leading to cold in the intestines - warms the stomach and helps digestive disorders.
  • Diarrhea, particularly from internal deficiency, but generally if other methods do not work.
  • Tonify body weakened from chronic illness/exhaustion.
  • Revival point from shock (esp. involving cold - hypothermia, frostbite), stroke, epilepsy.  

KD 16 Huang Shu

SP 15 Great Horizontal

  • Regulate the Qi of the Intestines - constipation, diarrhea (ST 25 better for diarrhea), abdominal pain and distention.

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List Of Related Points

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