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  1. 天枢
  2. ST25
  3. 天樞

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Tianshu(ST25,天枢) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot. It is the Front-Mu Point of the Large Intestine and main point for antidysentery.


Tian, heaven; shu, pivot.
The region above the navel is considered as heaven, pertaining to Yang, while the region below the navel is earth, pertaining to Yin.
The point is on a level with the navel, like the pivot between heaven and earth.


2 cun lateral to the centre of the umbilicus.


  1. Main point for the diseases of the intestines, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, appendicitis, etc.
  2. Paralysis of abdominal muscle.


  1. Puncture perpendicularly. The needle tip may be slightly in the direction of the middle 1-1.5 cun.
  2. Women with 3 month or over pregnancy cannot be punctured.