Theory

ST 25 - Acupuncture Point - Tianshu


ST 25 Names

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

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?.

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ST 25 Clinical Uses

  • 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).


ST 25 Point Associations


ST 25 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 25 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 8

  • 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

SP 15




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