KD 3
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KD 3 Tai Qi 太溪

“Supreme Valley Stream”

TAI great, supreme

XI mountain stream, ravine

Other Names


Location and Needling:

Half way between highest point on the medial malleolus & the Achilles tendon.
0.5-1 cun perpendicular or through and through to UB 60

Contraindications and Cautions


Functions

Kidney,
Shu-Stream point, Earth point on water meridian.
Yuan Source point, receives Lo vessel from BL-58.

Spirit of Point: Generates power, fluidity of movement, will and assuredness. such Dispels fear, doubt and anxiety.
Nourishes KD yin and Yang (yin more than yang), invigorates yuan qi, brings down fire, strengthens the knees and the back.
Anchors the Qi and benefits the LU


Signs and Symptoms


Clinical Research


Sources

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Footnote:


11 Mar 2012 04:43
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