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Kidney 16 (KI 16)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Huangshu, Vitals (Kidney Region)

Location
0.5 cun lateral to the umbilicus, level with Shenque (Ren 8).

Indications
Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies the Kidneys, benefits the Heart.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.