UB-10 (Tian Zhu)


Chinese Name:

Tianzhu 天柱

English translation:

Celestial Pillar


On the nape, in the depression on the lateral border of m. trapezius, within the posterior hairline, 1.3 cun lateral to the midline.


Sea of Qi point. Window of the Sky point


  • Headache, nasal obstruction, stiff neck.
  • Pain in shoulder and back, sore throat, dizziness/vertigo, neurasthenia, infantile convulsions, epilepsy, common cold, eye disorders, excessive lacrimation.
  • Epistaxis, hypertension, insomnia, angina pectoris, fever, diarrhea, loss of control of internal organ functions, hemiplegia, limbs weak cannot support the body.


Expels Wind, activates the meridian, soothes the sinews, benefits the head, alleviates pain, opens the sense orifices.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun. Do not insert the needle deeply medially upwards to avoid injuring the medulla oblongata.