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Yindu KI19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Yindu KI19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yindu KI19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 11
08:11 2019
Yindu-KI19

Yindu-KI19

Nomenclature:

Yin: Yin of Yin-Yang Du: to gather
Yin refers to the abdomen and the Yin meridian. Hence yin du is in the abdomen where water and food are stored.
Point: KI19
Chinese Name: 阴都
English Name/Meaning: Yin Metropolis
Pinyin: yīn dū
Han Geul 한글: eum do 음도
Romaji: in to
Vietnamese: Âm đô

Location:

4 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Zhongwan (Ren 12).

Functions:

  • Strengthens the middle jiao, regulates stomach and intestine.
  • Clears blockage in intestine, uterine area.

Indications of yindu:

  • Vomiting, abdominal pain, Constipation.
  • Postpartum abdominal pain, infertility.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of Kidney and chong vessel.

Precautions:

Deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.

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