KD 2

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 2 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 2" , 然谷, is represented by "Rangu" in pinyin and "Blazing Valley" in english and may be found:

Anterior and Inferior to the medial malleolus in a depression on the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Generally useful for clearing excesses & acute presentations.
  • Ying Spring Point - clears heat, especially KD empty heat - chronic sore throats, irritability, night sweats, thirst.
  • Lower abdomen/sex organ/genital issues - Irregular menstruation, uterine prolapse, seminal emissions, impotence, genital itching and/or pain, difficult urination.
  • Wasting and Thirsting Disorder - thirst, dry mouth.
  • Local point for foot problems - swelling and/or pain, restless feet.
  • KD related emotional imbalances - fear of being apprehended, fright.
  • Moxa to tonify KD Yang.


Kd 2 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore kd 2 functional grouping theory - Five Shu, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD2, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Yin Deficiency

KD 2 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Fear, Genital Pain - Swelling, Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction), Irregular Menstruation, Irritability, Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis), Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Sore Throat, Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease) and/or Uterine Prolapse

While not necessarily valid clinically, SP 4 (Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - sev…), ST 42 (Issues on the upper end of the channel (i.e. mout…) and UB 63 (Local Point. ) are nearby.

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