Application #5: CV-22 Copy

Lesson
Materials

CV-22

Point Name: 天突 (tiān tū) “Heaven Projection”

Meridian: Conception Vessel

Polarity: Yin

Location
In the depression in the center of the suprasternal fossa.

Local Anatomy: In the depression 0.5 cun above the suprasternal notch, between the left and right sternocleidomastoid muscles. In it’s deep position in the sternohyoid and sternothyroid muscles.

Vasculature: Superficially, the jugular arch and the branch of the inferior thyroid artery. Deeper is found the trachea. Inferiorly, is found at the posterior aspect of the sternum, the inominate vein and aortic arch.

Innervation: The anterior branch of the supraclavicular nerve.

Martial Arts Usage
  • 36 Vital Point
  • 108 Vital Point
  • Dangerous
  • Disrupt Energy
  • Fight Ender
  • Knockouts
  • Sealing the Breath
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
  • Intersection Point of the Liver Meridian
  • Intersection Point of the Conception Vessel
  • Intersection Point of the Yin Linking Vessel
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Heart Divergent Meridian
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Liver Divergent Meridian
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Gall Bladder Divergent Meridian
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Spleen Divergent Meridian
  • Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Stomach Divergent Meridian
  • Origin Point
  • Window of the Sky Point
Attack Method: First puncture Perpendicularly 0.2 then tip needle downward along the posterior aspect of the sternum 0.5 – 1.0 inch. Angle is 15°.

Description
This point is extremely dangerous! Striking it hard may lead to suffocation and death. Medium power will often impair mental activity.

This point is known to affect the lungs leading to violent coughing and a loss of breath.