LI 17 Acupuncture Point - Tian Ding - Large Intestine Meridian

  • Chinese Name Tian Ding
  • English Name Celestial Tripod
     
  • Location: On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM.
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • Sore throat, loss of voice, sensation of something "stuck" in the throat ("plum pit qi").
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the carotid artery.  The left side is used more for physical complaints and the right side more for psychological issues due to the internal connections of the common carotid. Useful for alzheimer's, brain tumors, dyslexia, MS, and many brain issues related to circulation as well as the full range of psychological issues. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.
     
  • Large Intestine Meridian Points (20):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

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