KD 3 - Acupuncture Point - Taixi

  • English Name:  Great Ravine
  • Pinyin Name:  Taixi
  • Chinese Character:  太谿
  • In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon.
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  • Tonify KD Qi, Yin or Yang Deficiencies from any etiology.
  • Asthma from KD Deficiency - difficulty inhaling.
  • Tonifies Yin of KD (chronic sore throat, empty heat), LV (dizziness, tinnitus, headache) a/or HT (anxiety, insomnia, excessive dreaming).
  • Tonifies Yang of KD (impotence, premature ejaculation, seminal emission, weak low back/knees, frequent urination).
  • Low back pain, usually of a chronic nature.
  • Local point for heel a/or ankle pain.

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The (KD) Kidney Meridian has 27 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions

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UB 60
Kunlun Mountains
  • Main point for pain anywhere along the spine (UB 40 may be used more for pain in the middle of the spine).
  • Main point for chronic low back pain a/or problems of pain a/or numbness in the lower limbs.
  • Main point for headache and other excesses effecting the head.
  • Induce labor or promote discharge of a retained placent.
SP 5
Shang Hill
  • Tonifies the spleen and resolves dampness - lethargy, desire to lie down, abdominal distention.
  • Calms the spirit - manic depression, anxiety, excessive thinking.
  • Speech disorders, stiffness at root of tongue.

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LV 4
Mound Center
  • Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hepatitis, Jaundice
  • Lin Disorders.
  • Medial Knee/ankle pain.

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