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Pericardium 1

Chinese Name: Tianchi (English translation: Celestial Pool)

Location: On the chest, in the 4th intercostal space, 1 cun lateral to the nipple, 5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Classification: Crossing point of the Pericardium Meridian and the Gall Bladder Meridian
Window of the Sky Point


  • Mastitis, pain in the hypochondrium, scrofula
  • Cough, asthma, chest congestion

Functions: Opens the chest, regulates Qi, stops cough, benefits the breasts.

Needling: Oblique or subcutaneous insertion .3 - .5 cun.  Do not puncture deeply to avoid injuring the lung.



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