The TH Meridian - Locations Chart

The TH Meridian

Below you will find location information for all points along the (TH) Triple Heater Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

Meridian Graphic

There Are 23 Points Along The (TH) Triple Heater Meridian ...

The TH Meridian Locations Chart

TH 1 Passage Hub

.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the ring finger.

TH 2 Humor Gate

(.5 cun) proximal to the margin of the web between the ring and the little fingers, in a depression when fist is clenched at the border of the red and white skin.

TH 4 Yang Pool

On transverse crease of dorsum of wrist in a depression on the ulnar side of the extensor digitorum communis tendon.

TH 5 Outer Pass

2 cun above TH 4 between the radius and the ulna on the TH 4 - TH 10 line ** Japanese Discrepancy **

TH 6 Branch Ditch

3 cun above TH 4 between the radius and ulna on the radial side of the extensor digitorum muscle on the TH 4 and tip of the olecranon line.

TH 7 Convergence and Gathering

Level with and one finger width from TH 6 on the radial border of the ulna.

TH 8 Three Yang Connection

4 cun above TH 4 between the radius and ulna.

TH 9 Four Rivers

7 cun above TH 4, 5 cun below the olecranon, between the radius and ulna on the ulnar side of the forearm.

TH 10 Celestial Well

1 cun superior to the olecranon process in a depression with elbow flexed.

TH 11 Clear Cold Abyss

1 cun above TH 10 with elbow flexed.

TH 12 Dispersing Riverbed

Midway between TH 11 and TH 13 on line joining the olecranon and TH 14.

TH 14 Shoulder Bone Hole

On shoulder, posterior to LI 15, in a depression inferior and posterior to the acromion when arm is abducted.

TH 15 Celestial Bone Hole

Midway between GB 21 and SI 13 on the superior angle of the scapula.

TH 16 Celestial Window

Directly below mastoid process, level with the mandibular angle and on the posterior border of the SCM muscle (in line with SI 17 and GV 15).

TH 17 Wind Screen

Posterior to lobule of ear in depression between the mandible and mastoid process.

TH 18 Spasm Vessel

In the center of the mastoid process at the junction of the middle and lower third of curve (TH 17 - TH 20) posterior to helix.

TH 19 Skull Rest

Posterior to ear at junction of the upper and middle third of curve (TH 17 - TH 20) behind curve.

TH 20 Angle Vertex

Directly above ear apex within hairline.

TH 21 Ear Gate

Anterior to the supratragic notch and behind the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible with the mouth open.

TH 22 Harmony Bone Hole

Anterior and superior to TH 21 level with the root of the auricle on posterior border of hairline of the temple where superficial temporal artery passes.

TH 23 Silk Bamboo Hole

In a depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow.

TH 13 Upper Arm Convergence

3 cun below TH 14 on the posterior border of the deltoid muscle on line joining TH 14 and the olecranon.

TH 3 Central Islet

With fist clenched on dorsum of the hand between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones in a depression proximal to the 4th Metacarpalphalangeal joint.

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