Theory

UB 7 - Acupuncture Point - Tong Tian


UB 7 Names

  • English Name: Celestial Connection
  • Pinyin Name: Tong Tian
  • Chinese Character: 通天

Location

  • 1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 7 Clinical Uses

  • Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for sinus congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, nosebleed, nasal polyps.
  • Loss of sense of smell.
  • Headaches and/or dizziness from wind and congestion.
  • Neck pain and stiffness, throat goiter.
  • Fainting, deviation of the mouth as from wind-stroke.


UB 7 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 7 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".



UB 7 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

GB 18

  • GB 18  Spirit Support
    • Local Point.

GV 21

  • GV 21  Before the Vertex
    • Epilepsy - acute and chronic (for children avoid needling before the fontanel has closed).
    • Headaches, migraines, blurry vision, pain a/or swelling along the vertex a/or face.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the motor cortex, useful for all movement issues, stroke recovery. 



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