GB 9

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 9 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 9" , 天沖, is represented by "Tian Chong" in pinyin and "Celestial Hub" in english and may be found:

.5 cun posterior to GV 8, 2 cun within the hairline, directly above the posterior border of the auricle.


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

  • Local Point, usually for headache

GB 9 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)


Gb 9 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the GB & UB Meridians

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