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.
Chinese Name: 通天
English Name/Meaning: Heavenly Connection
Pinyin: tōng tiān
Han Geul 한글: tong cheon 통천
Romaji: tsū ten
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.
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.
Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
Good for treating disorders of nose.