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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Stomach Meridian Index > Stomach 25

Stomach 25

Chinese Name: Tianshu (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


  • Abdominal distention, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery
  • Irregular menstruation, mass and gathering in the abdomen, amenorrhea

Functions: Regulates the Spleen, Stomach, and intestines, dispels Dampness and Damp-Heat, regulates Qi and Blood.

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. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

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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