Tianchong GB9: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Tian refers to the head, where the point is located. The Qi and blood gush upwards to the vertex of the head from this point.
Tianchong-GB9

Nomenclature:

Tian: heaven Chong: gushing
Tian refers to the head, where the point is located. The Qi and blood gush upwards to the vertex of the head from this point.
Point: GB-9
Chinese Name: 天沖
Name: Tianchong
English Name/Meaning: Heavenly Rushing
Pinyin: tiān chōng
Han Geul 한글: cheon chung 천충
Romaji: ten shō?
Vietnamese: Thiên xung

Location:

Above the ear, in the depression 0.5 cun posterior to Shuaigu (GB 8).

Functions:

  • Subdues Liver Yang.
  • Calm Mind.
  • Clears gallbladder heat and resolves dampness in the head.
  • Eliminates internal wind and reduces spasm.

Indications of tianchong:

  • Mental Disorders: infantile convulsions, epilepsy, fear, palpitation, manic behavior.
  • Headache, tinnitus, dizziness due to heat or dampness.
  • Itching and pain in the gums, goiter.
  • Neck pain.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5-1.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Meeting point of bladder and gallbladder meridian.
  • Good for migraines and convulsions.
  • Famous for mental disturbance of the depressive type.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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