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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 10

Urinary Bladder 10

Chinese Name: Tianzhu (English translation: Celestial Pillar)

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

Classification: Sea of Qi point
Window of the Sky point


  • Dizziness
  • Headache, neck stiffness, pain in the shoulder and back
  • Nasal congestion, sore throat

Functions: 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.

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