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Kidney Meridian (Foot Shao Yin) Points

KI-2 (Ran Gu)


Chinese Name:

Rangu 然谷

English translation:

Blazing Valley


On the medial aspect of the foot, below the tuberosity of the navicular bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.


Ying-Spring point of the Kidney Meridian


  • Irregular menses, haemoptysis, seminal emission, uterine prolapse, swelling and pain of dorsum of foot.
  • Paediatric umbilical tetanus, diabetes.
  • Pruritus vulvae, jaundice, diarrhoea, sore throat, female infertility, feet hot/cold, urinary incontinence, lin syndrome.
  • Excitatory psychiatric diseases, vexation and fullness, vexation heat diseases, tidal fevers, thermic malaria, congestion of blood in the uterus, white leukorrhoea, paralysis of lower limbs, dyspnoea, chest feels full and uncomfortable, abdominal distension, no pleasure in eating, protracted tongue, heart pain like a needle, inflammation of scrotum, cold shan with lower abdominal distension, ankle pain, pain in the lower leg that prevents standing for long periods, night sweats but cold, spontaneous and night sweating, high diastolic blood pressure, convulsions in children.


Clears deficiency Heat, regulates the Lower Jiao.


Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.


Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

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