ST 25 Acupressure Point(Tianshu) belongs to the stomach meridian of Foot-yangming, and mainly used for abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, and dysmenorrhea,puncture 1 to 1.5cun.

Location of Tianshu Acupoint

Tianshu Acupoint (ST 25) is located at 2 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus.

Tianshu acupoint

What is the meaning of Tianshu

Tianshu:”Tian”,refers to the heaven,”Shu”,Pivot.The name of “Tianshu” means that there are two paths for the movement of Qi of this acupoint, one is that the Qi go out of the heaven where the Large Intestine Meridian is located, and the other is that the Qi travel through the Stomach Meridian. The Qi of this acupoint come from two parts, one is the wind-qi from ST 23(Taiyi) and ST 24(Huaroumen), and the other is dampness-qi between ST 30(Qichong) and ST 26(Wailing). After the Qi of the upper and lower Stomach Meridians intersect this point, it is very fullness, so some part of Qi go up the heaven of Large Intestine meridian and some follow Stomach Meridian, hence the name.

tianshu ST 25

Benefits of Massaging Tianshu Acupoint

Prevention and treatment of constipation

Tianshu acupoints (St 25)on both sides of the navel are important acupuncture points on the stomach meridian.It can promote the benign peristalsis of the intestinal tract, and prevent and treat constipation by Moxibustion this acupoints.

Treatment of colorectal diseases

Tianshu acupoint belongs to the stomach meridian of foot-yangming, and also the large intestine meridian of the hand-yangming. Moxibustion stimulates this point to improve intestinal function and treat colorectal diseases.

ST 25 tianshu

Improve gastric motility

Tianshu controls the Qi and blood of the large intestine meridian.for discomfort gastric,it can be regulated by moxibustion at Tianshu point to enhance gastrointestinal function, adjust intestinal peristalsis, eliminate gastric stagnation, and improve gastric power.

Treatment of diarrhea

It can adjust the circulation of Qi and blood in the body by Moxibustion at this acupoint,enhance the function of the spleen and stomach, improve body fluids and cellular immunity, and relieve diarrhea and other diseases caused by floating internal heat.

Detoxification and Acne

It can not only regulate the gastric meridians, but also adjust the function of the large intestine, promote defecation, and help the excretion of toxins in the body by Moxibustion at Tianshu,thereby eliminating acne, bad breath and other problems.

Relieve abdominal pain

There has an analgesic effect on abdominal pain caused by various reasons, especially pain around the umbilicus by Moxibustion at Tianshu acupoint. Moreover, it has a good therapeutic effect on certain primary diseases, such as acute and chronic enteritis.

ST 25 tianshu

How To Massage Tianshu Acupoint Correctly

When you use thumb to press and knead this acupoints, and the intensity is slightly stronger to produce soreness and swelling.

Tianshu weight loss massage technique

You can use the palm root to press and rub the Zhongwan acupoints from top to bottom,the Tianshu acupoints from left to right.

Tianshu constipation massage technique

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, press the Tianshu acupoint with the index and middle fingers. While stimulating the acupuncture points, push your abdomen forward and inhale slowly, then lean your upper body forward and exhale slowly. Repeat 5 Times. Sit on the chair with your legs close together, press Tianshu acupoint, and lift your left leg up as much as possible, then retract it. Change the right leg to lift and retract once. Repeat it 5 times.

Diarrhea relief

Defecate first, lie on your back on the bed, or sit on a chair or sofa. Untie your belt to expose your belly button. Relax  whole body as much as possible. Use thumbs by gradually increasing the intensity to press on both sides of the Tianshu acupoints. Slowly press down for 4-6 minutes, slowly lift your fingers, do not leave the skin, and then press and rub for a while.


It can alleviate the symptoms of constipation by massaging Tianshu acupoint, but may not be obvious effect for obese group. it should not be done immediately after a meal. It can be done half an hour after a is best to avoid menstruation for women when massaging.

Tianshu Acupoint FAQs

Q:When is the best time to massage Tianshu acupoint?
Tianshu is an important point on the stomach meridian. It is suitable for massage the stomach meridian acupoints between 7 and 9 in the morning, which can clear the Qi and blood of the stomach meridian, and relieve gastrointestinal disorders. Tianshu is closely related to the gastrointestinal tract.It can both laxative and stop diarrhea, and good for regulating the intestines.