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KI-20 (Tong Gu) Open Valley

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Kidney Channel of Foot Shao Yin
  • Meeting Point of the Kidney Channel with the Penetrating Vessel


  • Harmonizes the middle jiao
  • Unbinds the chest and transforms phlegm


  • Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, indigestion.


  • 5 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Shangwan (REN-13).
  • On the upper abdomen, 5 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline (Shangwan REN-13).

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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