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Kidney 3 Description and Info
Acupuncture Point: Kidney 3 (KI 3, KI3)
Chinese Name: Taixi
English Name: Supreme Stream
Location: In the depression between the medial malleolus and the Achilles tendon, level with the tip of the medial malleolus.
Attributes: Shu-Stream, Yuan-source, and Earth point of the Kidney channel.
TCM Actions: Enriches kidney yin; abates vacuity heat; invigorates original yang; and rectifies the womb.
Indications: Sore throat; toothache; deafness; coughing of blood; asthma; irregular menses; insomnia; seminal emission; impotence; urinary frequency ; lumbar pain.
Secondary Indications: Throat bi and swelling of the pharynx; toothache; kidney vacuity impotence and seminal emission; cold shan; difficult evacuation; mammary yong; cardiac pain; inversion cold in the extremities; damp itch and sores on the inside of the thigh; branching fullness in the chest and lateral costal region; kidney disease; heat disease with copious sweating; gluey sensation in the mouth; repletion dyspnea with fullness and phlegm tinnitus.
Needle Information: Perpendicular insertion .3 – .5 cun. Moxibustion is applicable.
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