(TH) Triple Heater Meridian - Point Functions Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

TH 1 jing well; sim. to TH 3 which is used more
TH 2 ying spring; sim. to TH 3 which is used more
TH 3 shu stream; ear problems, esp. from LV, tinnitus; temporal headaches, shoulder a/or upper back pain; eye diseases w/GB 37
TH 4 yuan source; dorsal wrist issues, sprains, pain; regulate water metabolism, dry mouth/throat, wasting & thirsting disease; w/moxa to tonify yang; used in japanese styles to tonify deficiency
TH 5 luo connecting; yang wei master coupled w/GB 41 dai mai master; headache; release the exterior, wind-cold, wind-heat; upper limb disorders, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand; shaoyang stage diseases, alternating fever and chills;
TH 6 jing river; lower warmer, constipation due to stagnation a/or heat; middle warmer, chest/rib pain, sudden turmoil disorder, vomiting & diarrhea; upper warmer, febrile disorders w/no sweating, eye/ear pain, inflammation
TH 8 sudden deafness; acute or chronic loss of voice
TH 10 he sea; tranform phlegm, epilepsy, lymph swellings; one-sided headaches, migraines; psycho-emotional issues, chest pain/oppression, palpitations, w/anxiety a/or depression
TH 14 shoulder issues, pain, ROM
TH 16 window of the sky
TH 17 internal or external wind, bell's palsy; ear issues, tinnitus, earache from wind-cold
TH 21 ear issues from excess or deficiency, tinnitus, deafness; TMJ; upper jaw toothache
TH 23 LV wind or LV fire headache; eye issues, pain, redness, twitching, drooping eyelid

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
  • Hartstein, 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:

Triple Heater (Warmer) Meridian Links

Basic Information • Graphic • Locations Chart
Functions Chart

View All Meridians

Be Friends With Us...

Our Store

Tibetan Aru Balm

Uses: Cold, Flu, Itching, Pain. Aru Balm gives relief from cold, influenza, headache, insect bites, itching, muscle pain, sprains, and rheumatism.

Ingredients: lycine soja (Soyabean oil), Carnauba wax, Terminalia chebula(Myrobalan/chebulic myrobalan), Cinnamon, Cardamom, Menthol, Eucalyptus oil, Pippermint oil, Ajwain, and Pudina.

Directions for Use: Rub gently on the affected parts, nostril, and temporal region. For external use only. (Net wt. 20g)