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Kidney 19

Chinese Name: Yindu (English translation: Yin Metropolis)

Location: On the upper abdomen, 4 cun above the center of the umbilicus, .5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Classification: Crossing point of the KID Meridian and the Chong Vessel


  • Abdominal pain and distention, constipation
  • Infertility

Functions: Harmonizes the Stomach, alleviates pain, regulates the Ren and Chong Vessels.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.


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