(TH) Triple Heater Meridian - Point Functions Chart

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The (TH) Triple Heater Meridian has 23 points:

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TH 1
Passage Hub
Guanchong
    • Similar to TH 3 which is used more clinically.

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TH 2
Humor Gate
Yemen
    • Similar to TH 3 which is used more clinically

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TH 4
Yang Pool
Yangchi
    • Dorsal wrist issues such as strains, sprains or subluxations.
    • Wasting & thirsting disorder, regulates water metabolism, alleviates dry mouth a/or thirst.
    • Moxa to tonify the Yang of the body

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TH 5
Outer Pass
Waiguan
    • Beginning exterior conditions, tonify for wind-cold, cold-damp & sedate for wind-heat, fever.
    • Headache from exterior wind as well as migraines and headaches in any area especially with stiffness or pain in the posterior and lateral aspects of the neck.
    • Upper limb disorders including the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.
    • Shaoyang stage diseases - alternating fever and chills, etc.
    • Luo connecting point of the TH connects to the PC, TH 5 & PC 6 as master points of the Yang Wei and Yin Wei respectively can effect the balance of yin and yang in the body. If right pulse is stronger than the left (more Qi than Blood) disperse TH 5 & tonify PC 6 and vice versa

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TH 6
Branch Ditch
Zhigou
    • Effects the Triple Warmer in the following ways:
    • Lower: Constipation due to stagnation and heat in the body.
    • Middle: Issues with the chest & hypochondrium, often used with GB 34 for chest & rib pain, also "sudden turmoil disorder" (vomiting & diarrhea).
    • Upper: Febrile diseases with no sweating, eye redness & pain, ear pain, inflammation. 

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TH 7
Convergence and Gathering
Huizong
    • Local Point.

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TH 8
Three Yang Connection
Sanyangluo
    • Sudden deafness, acute or chronic loss of voice, apahsia, combine with HT 5 & CV 23.

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TH 9
Four Rivers
Sidu
    • Local Point.

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TH 10
Celestial Well
Tianjing
    • Transforms phlegm, reduce lymph swellings, thyroid disorders.
    • Elbow pain, tendonitis.
    • One-sided headache, migraines.
    • Useful for depression a/or anxiety, especially with chest pain or oppression, angina a/or palpitations.
    • Epilepsy (phlegm obstruction), possibly mania as well.
    • Differentiation:
    • TH 5 is for headache anywhere whereas TH 10 is specifically for one-sided headaches

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TH 11
Clear Cold Abyss
Qinglengyuan
    • Local Point.

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TH 12
Dispersing Riverbed
Xiaolou
    • Local Point.

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TH 14
Shoulder Bone Hole
Jianliao
    • Shoulder problems, especially those involving the lateral or posterior aspects of the shoulder

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TH 15
Celestial Bone Hole
Tianliao
    • Local Point.

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TH 16
Celestial Window
Tianyou
    • Local Point.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the occipital artery and the vertebral artery.  Useful for occipital issues, glaucoma, etc. 
    • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.

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TH 17
Wind Screen
Yifeng
    • Wind problems deriving from internal or external sources, Bell's palsy.
    • Ear problems, tinnitus, deafness, acute earache due to wind cold

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TH 18
Spasm Vessel
Qimai
    • Local Point.

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TH 19
Skull Rest
Luxi
    • Local Point.

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TH 20
Angle Vertex
Jiaosun
    • Local Point.

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TH 21
Ear Gate
Ermen
    • Ear problems of an excess or deficient nature, tinnitus, deafness, earache.
    • TMJ problems, upper jaw toothache, combine with ST 6 & ST 7

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TH 22
Harmony Bone Hole
Erheliao
    • Local Point.

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TH 23
Silk Bamboo Hole
Sizhukong
    • Eye pain, redness, swelling, twitching, drooping eyelid.
    • Liver Wind or Liver Fire headache, combine with local points

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TH 13
Upper Arm Convergence
Naohui
    • Local Point

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TH 3
Central Islet
Zhongzhu
    • Ear Problems of any etiology such as excess tinnitus, especially those arising from a LV issue such as LV Qi Stagnation or LV Yin Deficiency.
    • Distal point for temporal headaches, shoulder a/or upper back pain, pain a/or inflammation in the throat.
    • Eye diseases with GB 37.