Kidney 03 (KI 3)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Taixi, Great Stream (Ravine)
In the depression between the medial malleolus and tendo calcaneus, at the level with the tip of the medial malleolus.
Sore throat, toothache, deafness, tinnitus, dizziness, spitting of blood, asthma, thirst, irregular menstruation, insomnia, nocturnal emission, impotence, frequency of micturition, pain in the lower back.
Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits essence, strengthens the lower back and knees, regulates the uterus.
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