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Kidney 17 (KI 17)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shangqu, Shang (Intestine) Bend

Location
2 cun ablve the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Xiawan (Ren 10).

Indications
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.

Traditional Action
Fortifies Spleen, disinhibits damp, soothes sinews, quickens the connecting 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.