Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) 22, Tian Tu
天突, tiān tú, "Celestial Chimney"


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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Tian Qutiān qú天瞿Celestial Alarm
Yu Huyù hù玉戸Jade Door
Meridian
Meridian:
Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)  Browse
Reference Source
Reference Source:
Location
Point Location:
  • CAM
In the centre of the suprasternal fossa.
  • Deadman
On the midline, in the center of the suprasternal fossa, 0.5 cun superior to the suprasternal notch.
Innervation
Innervation:
The anterior branch of the supraclavicular nerve.
Vasculature
Vasculature:
Superficially, the jugular arch and the branch of the inferior thyroid artery; deeper, the trachea; inferiorly, at the posterior aspect of the sternum, the inominate vein at aortic arch.
Cautions
Cautions:
No cautions at this time
Technique
Technique:
  • CAM
First puncture perpendicularly 0.2 inch and then insert the needle tip downward along the posterior aspect of the sternum 0.5-1.0 inch.
  • Deadman

Special Groups:

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