ST-25 (Tian Shu)

ST19-ST30

Chinese Name:

Tianshu 天枢

English translation:

Celestial Pivot

Location:

On the middle of the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus.

Classification:

Front-Mu point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Constipation, diarrhea, irregular menses, dysnmenorrhea, female infertility, edema, abdominal distension, vomiting, milky lin, intestinal parasitosis, abdominal masses.

Notes:

Front-Mu points can be used to treat diseases of the affected Zang-Fu organ, and those of Yang meridians and collaterals. They treat diseases of Six Fu-organs and diseases of yang meridians. An adverse reaction when a Front-Mu point is pressed can help make a diagnosis.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun. Do not moxa during pregnancy, according to the Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Gold.


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