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Taixi KI3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Taixi KI3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Taixi KI3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
August 29
13:08 2018
Taixi-KI3

Taixi-KI3

Nomenclature:

Tai: Great Xi: Canyon
Taixi is in the depression between the medial malleolus and the Archilles tendon, as in vast canyon.

Point: KI3
Chinese Name: 太溪
Name: Taixi
English Name/Meaning: Supreme Stream
Pinyin: taì xī
Han Geul 한글: tae yeon 태계
Romaji: tai kei
Vietnamese: Thái khê

Location:

On the medial side of the foot, posterior to the medial malleolus, in the depression between the tip of the medial malleolus and calcaneal tendon.

Functions:

  • Tonifies Kidney (Yang, yin, jing, Qi, KI yin deficiency, KI yang deficiency).
  • Cools heat (afternoon fever, insomnia, nightsweats, thirst, evening dry tongue).
  • Strengthens lower back and knees ( bone degeneration).

Indications of  Taixi:

  • Taixi is main point for urinary problems, fertility problems, sexual problems.
  • Also benefits for headache, dizziness, insomnia, forgetfulness, Sore and swollen throat, toothache, tinnitus, deafness.
  • Taixi is great point fot Cough, asthma; Lumbar pain.
  • Irregular menstruation, seminal emission, impotence, frequent urination, diabetes.

Method:

Puncture obliquely in the direction of anterior side of lateral malleolus 0.5-1 cun.

Remarks:

Shu-Stream point.
Yuan-Source Point.
Good for Kidney deficiency.
Great for asthma, emphysema, ear issue.
Good for moxa for Kidney deficiency.

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