CV 22

Acupuncture Point Theory

CV 22 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "CV 22" , 天突, is represented by "Tian Tu" in pinyin and "Celestial Chimney" in english and may be found:

At the notch in the superior aspect of the suprasternal fossa.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • All throat/vocal cord disorders - sore/dry throat, hoarseness, swallowing issues, speech issues such as loss of voice, cracked voice.
  • Window of the Sky Point - useful for aphasia.
  • Upper chest Qi/Stagnation issues - asthma, wheezing, pain in the upper chest, tightness, oppression.  


Cv 22 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore cv 22 functional grouping theory - Sky Window.

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 11 (Local point - sore/swollen throat - counterflow q…) and ST 12 (Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck). Neck…) are nearby.

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