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Tongtian BL7: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Tongtian BL7: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Tongtian BL7: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
February 08
15:52 2019
The upper part of the head is likened as the heaven. Tongtian is at the head and connects upwards with vertex.

Tongtian-BL7

Nomenclature:

Tong: reaching Tian: Heaven
The upper part of the head is likened as the heaven. Tongtian is at the head and connects upwards with vertex.
Point: BL7
Chinese Name: 通天
English Name/Meaning: Heavenly Connection
Pinyin: tōng tiān
Han Geul 한글: tong cheon 통천
Romaji: tsū ten
Vietnamese:Thông thiên

Location:

The point lies 4 cun directly above the midline of the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.

Functions of tongtian:

  • Dispels wind.
  • Opens nose.
  • Subdues liver yang.

Indications :

Headache, sensation of heavyness in the head, deviation of eye and mouth, facial paralysis, stiffness in neck, giddiness, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, rhinorrhoea, loss of smell.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

Good for treating disorders of nose.

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