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Kidney 09 (KI 9)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhubin, Guest Building

Location
5 cun directly above Taixi (KI 3) at the lower end of the belly of muscle gastrocnemius, on the line drawn from Taixi (KI 3) to Yinggu (KI 10).

Indications
Mental disorders, pain in the foot and lower leg, hernia.

Traditional Action
Calms the mind, tonifies Kidney-Yin, opens shest, regulates the Yin Wei Mai Vessel.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.