Tianzhu (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, neck stiffness, pain in the
shoulder and back
- Nasal congestion, sore throat
Expels Wind, activates the meridian, soothes the sinews, benefits the head,
alleviates pain, opens the sense orifices.
Needling: Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.
Do not insert the needle deeply medially upwards to
avoid injuring the medulla oblongata.