Point of the Week
Kidney 5 excellent for blurry vision and menstrual cycle
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By Gigi Shames  May 16, 2014 12:00 am

This point, known to acupuncturists as Kidney 5, is located on the inner ankle, in the depression slightly below and behind the medial malleolus bone.  Like all points along the Kidney Meridian in Chinese Medicine theory, it helps boost general stamina and can assist with fertility. It is also excellent for blurry vision, unexplained loss of the period, and to restore regularity to the menstrual cycle. Pressing this point increases circulation within the energy pathways, and can also be used preventively upon awakening each morning to avoid developing the symptoms. 

Note: Remember these vignettes are not medical advice. 

Step one:   Locate the point Kidney 5 on your ankle. The correct point will likely feel a little tender when using a firm touch. 

Step two: Using your thumb or index finger, press and hold the pressure for 10 seconds. Repeat several times per hour, or until symptoms lessen.

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