UB 10
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UB 10 Tian Zhu 天柱

“Celestial Column”

TIAN heaven, celestial

ZHU pillar, column

Other Names


Location and Needling:

1.5 cun lateral to DU-15, on the lateral side of the trapezius muscle.
0.5-0.8 cun perpendicular

Contraindications and Cautions


Functions

Urinary Bladder,
Window of Heaven point.
One of the Sea of Qi points (REN-17, BL-10, ST-9).

Dispels wind and cold,
Clears fire and pacifies wind, tranquilizes rebellious Qi,
removes obstruction of the channels in the neck, clears the head and sensory organs, brightens the eyes.
Calms the Shen. Awakens the brain.
Strengthens the back and it's tendons, tonifies the legs.


Signs and Symptoms


Clinical Research


Sources

cheng
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Footnote:


11 Mar 2012 04:40
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