Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "KD 3" , 太谿, is represented by "Taixi" in pinyin and "Great Ravine" in english and may be found:
In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Kd 3 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD3, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency and/or Kidney Yin Deficiency
KD 3 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Anxiety, Asthma, Back Pain, Dizziness (Vertigo), Frequent Urination, Headache, Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction), Insomnia, Seminal Emission, Sore Throat and/or Tinnitus
While not necessarily valid clinically, LV 4 (Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hep…), SP 5 (Tonifies the spleen and resolves dampness - letha…) and UB 60 (Main point for pain anywhere along the spine (UB …) are nearby.