Conception Vessel 22 (CV 22) is a great point for everything related to the throat. If you have a sore throat, problems with your voice, or trouble swallowing then this is a good point for treatment. CV 22 is also great for goiter related symptoms.
Chakra Connection: Conception Vessel 22 matches the location for the throat chakra. The crown chakra represents the ability to communicate and express oneself freely. Therefore, if a patient is feeling unable to express herself or feels unheard or unnoticed, this could be a great point to treat for emotional healing and balance.
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Conception Vessel 22 Description and Info:
Acupuncture Point: Conception Vessel 22 (CV 22, CV22) ‘Throat Chakra’
Chinese Name: Tian Tu
English Name: Heavenly Prominence
Location: On the midline, in the center of the suprasternal fossa, .5 cun superior to the suprasternal notch.
Attributes: Meeting point of the Conception and Yin Linking vessels. Window of Heaven point.
TCM Actions: Diffuses the lung and transforms phlegm; disinhibits the pharynx and restores the voice.
Indications: Cough; dyspnea; sudden loss of voice; sore, swollen throat; hiccups.
Secondary Indications: Fulminant dyspnea and counterflow cough; expectoration of pus and blood; pharyngeal swelling; esophageal constriction; frog rattle in the throat; early stages of goiter; vomiting; swelling at the back of the neck and shoulder pain; cardiac pain; dormant papules; generalized insensitivity of the flesh; pulmonary yong.
Needle Information: First, puncture perpendicularly 0.2 cun, then insert the needle tip downwards along the posterior aspect of the sternum .5 – 1.0 cun. Moxibustion is applicable.
Cautions: Needle perpendicularly for .3 cun, then direct the needle inferiorly along the posterior border of the manubrium of the sternum for .5-1 cun. Needling should not be attempted without supervised, clinical experience. Strict attention must be paid to the needle angle and depth. The lungs can be easily injured.
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