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Acupuncture Points - Ren 22

Chinese Name: Tiantu (English translation: Celestial Prominence)

Location:  On the anterior median line of the neck, in the center of the suprasternal fossa.


  • Cough, asthma, chest pain
  • Sore throat, sudden hoarseness of the voice, goiter
  • Plum pit sensation in the throat, dysphagia

Functions: Subdues rebellious Lung Qi, benefits the throat, resolves Phlegm, stops cough.

Needling: First, puncture perpendicularly 0.2 cun, then insert the needle tip downwards along the posterior aspect of the sternum 1.0 - 1.5 cun.  Strict attention must be paid to the needle angle and depth. The lungs can be easily injured.



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