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Kidney 02 (KI 2)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Rangu, Blazing Balley

Location
Anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression of the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone.

Indications
Pruritus vulvae, prolapse of uterus, irregular menstruation, nocturnal emission, hemoptysis, thirst, diarrhea, swelling and pain of the odrsum of foot, acute infantile omphalitis.

Traditional Action
Clears empty-heat, cools blood, invigorates Yin Qiao 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.