KI-4 (Da Zhong)

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Chinese Name:

Dazhong 大钟

English translation:

Great Bell

Location:

On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression anterior to the medial side of the attachment of tendo calcaneus.

Classification:

Luo-Connecting point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

Spitting of blood, asthma, stiffness and pain of the lower back, dysuria, constipation, pain in the heel, dementia.

Functions:

Benefits the Kidneys, local point for heel/ankle pain, strengthens the will.

Notes:

Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.


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