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Kidney 4

Chinese Name: Dazhong (English translation: Great Bell)

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression anterior to the medial side of the attachment of tendo calcaneus.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Retention of urine, enuresis, constipation
  • Hemoptysis, asthma
  • Dementia, pain in the heel

Functions: Benefits the Kidneys, local point for heel/ankle pain, strengthens the will.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

 


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