P-1 Heavenly Pool TIANCHI - Acupuncture Points

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,981 views

Location
P-1 Heavenly Pool TIANCHI - Acupuncture Points ) In the 4th intercostal space (ICS), 1 cun lateral to the nipple.
How to find
Quick method, especially in male patients: The 4th ICS is located on the same level as the nipple. Locate P-1 1 cun lateral to the nipple in the 4th ICS (note: ascending course of the ICS towards lateral). Or: For better orientation in the intercostal region, first, locate the manubriosternal synchondrosis (➞ 3.4.2.). This is on the level of the costal cartilage of the 2nd rib, followed by the 2nd ICS below it. Count down to ICS to the 4th ICS and measure 5 cun in a lateral direction. There, locate P-1.
Located on the same level (4th ICS) are ➞ Ren-17 (on the midline), ➞KID-23/ST-17/SP-18 (2/4/6 cun lateral to the midline), as well as ➞ G.B.-22 and ➞ G.B.-23.
Needling
0.5–1 cun transversely (subcutaneously) along the course of the ICS. Especially in women, transverse needling only, avoid puncturing the mamillary tissue. Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Descends counterflow Qi
● Eliminates excess (especially Heat and Phlegm) from the thorax
● Promotes lactation and eliminates local Qi stagnation
Special features
Meeting point with the LIV and T.B. channels, also with the G.B. channel according to some authors. Window of Heaven point, entry point.

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