Tianchi Acupoint:PC 1 Acupuncture Point or Pericardium 1 (P1)

PC 1 Acupuncture Point(Tianchi) belongs to the pericardial meridian of hand-Jueyin, which can relieve and treat cough, asthma, chest distress, hypochondriac pain, breast carbuncle,Acute mastitis etc.

PC 1 Acupuncture Point Location

1 cun lateral to the nipple in the 4th ICS.

tianchi acupoint

What is the meaning of Tianchi

Tianchi:refers to the Heaven,Chi,pool. The name of Tianchi means that the high-temperature water-qi is condensed into the water of ground here. This point is located on the outside of the nipple that is a high place on the surface of the body. so this point is also located in the heaven. The substance of the point is the high-temperature water-qi from Danzhong point. After reaching this point, It turns into the meridian water of the ground due to heat dissipation and cold drop, and the qi  of this point is located in high area, hence the name.

PC 1 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Headache, blurred vision, axillary sweating, malarial disorders, difficulty moving the limbs.
  • Chest – fullness, counterflow qi, cough with phlegm.
  • Breast disorders, breast abscess, insufficient lactation.

PC 1 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Massage Tianchi acupoint in clockwise for 100 times in the evening, and then massage it for 100 times in counterclockwise. It is good to help the circulation of the heart-yang, the flow of blood, and nourish the heart.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxa moxibustion on Tianchi acupoint for 5 to 10 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit.

Tianchi acupoint compatibility

Combined with Neiguan acupoint to relieve heartache.

Combined with Lieque and Fenglong to relieve cough.

Combined with Zhigou to relieve hypochondriac pain.