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Kidney 06 (KI 6)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhanohai, Shining Sea

Location
In the depression of the lower border of the medial malleolus, or 1 cun below the medial malleolus.

Indications
Irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea, prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae, asthma, frequency of micturition, urine retention, constipation, epilepsy, insomnia, sore throat.

Traditional Action
Nourishes Yin, benefits the eyes, calms the mind, invigorates the Yin Qiao Mai Vessel, cools the blood, benefits the throat, promotes the function of the uterus, opesn the chest, cools heat, calms spirit, benefits throat.

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.