UB10 (Urinary Bladder 10) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tianzhu
English Name: Heavenly Pillar

Location: 1.3 cun lateral to Yamen (DU15) and 0.5 cun within the posterior hairline, in the depression on the lateral aspect of the trapezius muscle.


Point of the sea of Qi.


Dispels wind and dissipates cold, relaxes the tendons, clears the head, clears the vision.

Primary Indications:

Headache, nasal obstruction, stiff neck.

Tertiary Indications:

Pain in shoulder and back, sore throat, dizziness/vertigo, neurasthenia, infantile convulsions, epilepsy, common cold, eye disorders, excessive lacrimation.

Other Indications:

Epistaxis, hypertension, insomnia, angina pectoris, fever, diarrhea, loss of control of internal organ functions, hemiplegia, limbs weak cannot support the body.


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 Urinary Bladder channel:

(UB1, UB2, UB3, UB4, UB5, UB6, UB7, UB8, UB9, UB10, UB11, UB12, UB13, UB14, UB15, UB16, UB17, UB18, UB19, UB20, UB21, UB22, UB23, UB24, UB25, UB26, UB27, UB28, UB29, UB30, UB31, UB32, UB33, UB34, UB35, UB36, UB37, UB38, UB39, UB40, UB41, UB42, UB43, UB44, UB45, UB46, UB47, UB48, UB49, UB50, UB51, UB52, UB53, UB54, UB55, UB56, UB57, UB58, UB59, UB60, UB61, UB62, UB63, UB64, UB65, UB66, UB67)

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