TH 10 Acupuncture Point - Tian Jing - Triple Heater Meridian

  • Chinese Name Tianjing
  • English Name Celestial Well

  • Location: 1 cun superior to the olecranon process in a depression with elbow flexed.

  • Point Associations:
  • He Sea Point
  • Earth Point
  • Sedation Point

  • Actions & Effects:
  • Transforms phlegm, reduce lymph swellings, thyroid disorders.
  • Elbow pain, tendonitis.
  • One-sided headache, migraines.
  • Useful for depression a/or anxiety, especially with chest pain or oppression, angina a/or palpitations.
  • Epilepsy (phlegm obstruction), possibly mania as well.

  • Differentiation:
  • TH 5 is for headache anywhere whereas TH 10 is specifically for one-sided headaches.

  • Triple Heater Meridian Points (23):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Harstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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