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Kidney 20 (KI 20)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Futonggu, Open Valley

Location
5 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Shangwan (Ren 13).

Indications
Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, indigestion.

Traditional Action
Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, losens the chest and rectifies Qi.

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.