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Treating Common Ailments With Acupuncture : Treating Kidneys With Acupuncture

December 10, 2019

SARAH HAUER: Hi. I’m Sarah Hauer. SIG HAUER:
And I’m Sig Hauer and we’re professional practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. SARAH HAUER:
We’re here on behalf of Expert Village. SIG HAUER: And welcome to our video. Sarah has
just been measuring, just used a shortcut because the PSIS, which is the back of the
pelvis, there the pelvic bone, lines up right with lumbar 3, and where she’s needling now
is at lumbar 2. That’s bladder 23 as the points that she’s putting in, and those are the back
shu points of the kidney. SARAH HAUER: These are 1-1/2 tsun. A tsun is a measurement in
Chinese medicine that’s about a centimeter, less than an inch. That’s 1-1/2 tsun, this
point, from the lower spinous process of lumbar vertebra 2. SIG HAUER: So, bladder 23 is a
very powerful point for helping to tonify the kidney, anything to do at the low back,
urination, even memory, hair loss, knee problems, things like that, the kidney is involved with
all of those things. And I think we’ve talked about how the kidney also is kinda like the
pilot light for the digestion as well. The kidney is the pilot light, the spleen’s the
burner and then the stomach is the cooking pot. That’s how we look at the digestion as
a simple way of putting it.

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