Kidney 7 (KI7) is and important point for deficient heat and can be used for Kidney Yin Deficiency. It is often said that the Kidneys of Traditional Chinese Medicine are nearly always deficient and very rarely suffer from excess, thus the heat experienced with afternoon and night sweats is actually from Yin Deficiency and is not a sign of excess.
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Other Name(s) of KI 7:
- Deep-Lying White
- Returning White
- Outer Life
- Glorious Yang
Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of KI 7:
- Jing River Point
- Metal Point
- Tonification Point
Location of KI 7:
On the medial side of the foot 2 cun above acupressure point Kidney 3 next to the Achilles tendon
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of KI 7:
- Resolves Internal Damp
- Regulates the pores and sweating
- Tonifies the Kidney Energetic Organ System
- Clears Deficient Heat
- Regulates the water passages
Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations of KI 7:
Weak Lumbar Region of the Lower Back
For chronic achy lower back pain due to Kidney Deficiency or, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 7 and acupressure point Kidney 3 and acupressure point Bladder 60 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!
For night sweats due to Kidney Yin Deficiency apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 7 using reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider our organic Yin Valley herbal formula
Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.
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