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Stomach 25 (ST 25)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tianshu, Heavenly Pillar (Celestial Pivot)

Location
2 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus.

Indications
Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, edema.

Traditional Action
Promotes the function of the Intestines, clears heat, regulates Qi, relieves retention of food.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.