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Kidney 26 (KI 26)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yuzhong, Lively Center

Location
In the first intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the Ren Meridian.

Indications
Cough, asthma, accumulation of phlegm, fullness in chest and hypochondriac region.

Traditional Action
Loosens chest and promotes smooth flow of Qi, calms dyspnea and relieves cough.

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.