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Kidney 2

Chinese Name: Rangu (English translation: Blazing Valley)

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, below the tuberosity of the navicular bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification: Ying-Spring point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae, irregular menstruation, bloody leukorrhea
  • Acute infantile omphalitis (infection of the umbilical stump), trismus (lock-jaw)
  • Spermatorrhea, diabetes, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot

Functions: Clears deficiency Heat, regulates the Lower Jiao.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

 


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