Theory

KD 3 - Acupuncture Point - Taixi


KD 3 Names

  • English Name: Great Ravine
  • Pinyin Name: Taixi
  • Chinese Character: 太谿

Location

  • In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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KD 3 Clinical Uses

  • 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.



KD 3 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



KD 3 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

UB 60

  • 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

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  • 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.

LV 4

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



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