TH 10

Acupuncture Point Theory

TH 10 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "TH 10" , 天井, is represented by "Tianjing" in pinyin and "Celestial Well" in english and may be found:

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


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

  • 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


Th 10 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 3 (Pain, numbness, tremors, etc. of the lower arms a…), LI 10 (The following relationships exist between the ST …), LI 11 (Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 big…), LI 12 (Local point for pain in the elbow and/or upper ar…) and SI 8 (Elbow problems, swelling, trembling, pain, numbne…) are nearby.

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