Acupuncture Point: Conception Vessel 22 (CV 22) 5/5 (48)

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.

The following information is from the Points Acupuncture Reference Software:

Conception Vessel 22 Description and Info:

Acupuncture Point CV22

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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Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.

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