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
We often overlook Kidney 8 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, together with other points as appropriate to the condition being treated.
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