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Kidney 13 (KI 13)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Qixue, Qi Hole

Location
3 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the Guanyuan (Ren 4).

Indications
Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, abdominal pain, diarrhea.

Traditional Action
Tonifies the Kidneys and essence, removes obstructions from the channel.

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.