REN22 (Conception Vessel 22) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tiantu
English Name: Heavens Projection/Prominence

Location: In the centre of the suprasternal fossa.


Point of the Yin Linking Vessel.


Facilitates and regulates the movement of Lung Qi, one of the "Small Windows of the Sky", cools the throat and clears the voice, resolves phlegm (in the throat/bronchii), stops coughing and soothes asthma.

Primary Indications:

Cough, asthma, sudden loss of voice, sore throat.

Tertiary Indications:

Dysphagia, neck swellings, higgough, facial flushing.

Other Indications:

Nervous vomiting, vomiting and diarrhoea in cholera, pain in the face, tendency to sleep, cerebral tumour, mumps, jaundice, engorgement of sublingual veins, intestinal parasites, sensation of "acidity" at the level of the heart, pain from back to heart, shaghan or Heat attack.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Conception Vessel:

(REN1, REN2, REN3, REN4, REN5, REN6, REN7, REN8, REN9, REN10, REN11, REN12, REN13, REN14, REN15, REN16, REN17, REN18, REN19, REN20, REN21, REN22, REN23, REN24)

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