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Kidney 8, Jiaoxin, Exchange Belief, is the eighth point on the Kidney acupuncture channel. However, it is also an important point on the Yin Xiao Mai 'extraordinary' vessel.
On the medial leg, 2 cun proximal to the medial malleolus, half a cun posterior to the tibia, or half a cun anterior to Kidney 7. It is often possible to find it between two small muscles at this point ie anterior to the flexor digitorum longus.
This puts it about half-way between the posterior border of the tibia and the point Kidney 7 Fuliu.
Needle to a depth of 0.5 cun and 0.75 cun.
Local distending sensation, often down to the big toe.
Moxibustion Up to 7x
Kidney 8 is often overlooked because many other points seem to do the same thing. But when Damp or Blood Stasis is marked, as in oedema, urinary retention, or abdominal masses, this Vessel, and in particular this point on it, can be really effective.
For example, for 'Damp'-type oedema, this point is as good as, if not better than Kidney 7.
However, it needs to be harnessed correctly, by using the master and coupled points of the vessel to bear: together with other points as appropriate to the condition being treated.
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All the books in the 'Chinese Medicine in English' series should be fully accessible on Kindles and Kindle apps. (Or you can buy the softback print editions, of course.)
('Western Astrology and Chinese Medicine' published 1986, was never available in a Kindle version.)
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Here are some of the books I (Jonathan) have written.
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Published 1986 and, amazingly, still selling. Western Astrology and Chinese Medicine was apparently used back then by at least one acupuncture college to help students understand Chinese medicine! See Reviews.
Seven Reviews so far for Yuck Phlegm. (Despite the lurid cover, it explains the five main types of phlegm and what works best for each type. I hope it's easy to read and will be much more useful than all the websites on the subject.)
3000 years of Chinese being stressed, and at last, here's a book showing how all that experience can help you!
By the author of this website, it explains in simple English how to use stress to improve and enhance your life.
NB You can also order 'Qi Stagnation - Signs of Stress' from your bookseller.
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