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Kidney 5

Chinese Name: Shuiquan (English translation: Water Spring)

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, 1 cun directly below KID 3, in the depression of the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, prolapse of uterus
  • Dysuria

Functions: Regulates menstruation, benefits urination.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

 


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