KI2 (Kidney 2) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Rangu
English Name: Burning Valley

Location: Anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus in the depression on the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone.


Ying-Spring point of the Kidney channel


Eliminates fire from the throat, cools the blood.

Primary Indications:

Irregular menses, haemoptysis, seminal emission, uterine prolapse, swelling and pain of dorsum of foot.

Secondary Indications:

Paediatric umbilical tetanus, diabetes.

Tertiary Indications:

Pruritus vulvae, jaundice, diarrhoea, sore throat, female infertility, feet hot/cold, urinary incontinence, lin syndrome.

Other Indications:

Excitatory psychiatric diseases, vexation and fullness, vexation heat diseases, tidal fevers, thermic malaria, congestion of blood in the uterus, white leukorrhoea, paralysis of lower limbs, dyspnoea, chest feels full and uncomfortable, abdominal distension, no pleasure in eating, protracted tongue, heart pain like a needle, inflammation of scrotum, cold shan with lower abdominal distension, ankle pain, pain in the lower leg that prevents standing for long periods, night sweats but cold, spontaneous and night sweating, high diastolic blood pressure, convulsions in children.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Kidney channel:

(KI1, KI2, KI3, KI4, KI5, KI6, KI7, KI8, KI9, KI10, KI11, KI12, KI13, KI14, KI15, KI16, KI17, KI18, KI19, KI20, KI21, KI22, KI23, KI24, KI25, KI26, KI27)

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