Pericardium Meridian

Tianquan PC2: Nomenclature, Location, Indication, Functions



Tian: Heaven Quan: spring
The Qi of the meridian originating from Tianchi flows downwards like spring water coming from heaven.

Point: PC-2
Chinese Name:天泉
English: Heavenly Spring
Pinyin:tiān quán
Han Geul 한글: cheon cheon 천천
Romaji:ten sen(?)
Vietnamese: Thiên tuyền

Location :

2 cun below the anterior axillary fold, between the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle.

Functions of tianquan:

  • Opens chest and regulates Qi.
  • Nourishes Heart and calms spirit.
  • Transforms blood stasis and relieves pain.
  • Reduces cardiac pain.

Indications :

Tianquan is beneficial for cardiac pain, distension of the hypochondriac region, cough, pain in the chest, back and the medial aspect of the arm.

Method :

Oblique insertion distally or proximally along the line of the channel, 1 to 1.5 cun.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

PC1-Tianchi-天池          PC3-Quze-曲泽    PC4-Ximen-郄门  PC5-Jianshi-间使    PC6-Neiguan-内关    PC7-Daling-大陵       PC8-Laogong-劳宫   PC9-Zhongchong-中冲


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.