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Tianchong GB9: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Tianchong GB9: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Tianchong GB9: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 06
06:44 2019
Tian refers to the head, where the point is located. The Qi and blood gush upwards to the vertex of the head from this point.

Tianchong-GB9

Nomenclature:

Tian: heaven Chong: gushing
Tian refers to the head, where the point is located. The Qi and blood gush upwards to the vertex of the head from this point.
Point: GB-9
Chinese Name: 天沖
Name: Tianchong
English Name/Meaning: Heavenly Rushing
Pinyin: tiān chōng
Han Geul 한글: cheon chung 천충
Romaji: ten shō?
Vietnamese: Thiên xung

Location:

Above the ear, in the depression 0.5 cun posterior to Shuaigu (GB 8).

Functions:

  • Subdues Liver Yang.
  • Calm Mind.
  • Clears gallbladder heat and resolves dampness in the head.
  • Eliminates internal wind and reduces spasm.

Indications of tianchong:

  • Mental Disorders: infantile convulsions, epilepsy, fear, palpitation, manic behavior.
  • Headache, tinnitus, dizziness due to heat or dampness.
  • Itching and pain in the gums, goiter.
  • Neck pain.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5-1.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Meeting point of bladder and gallbladder meridian.
  • Good for migraines and convulsions.
  • Famous for mental disturbance of the depressive type.

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