Kidney 7 helps edema, water retention and abdominal bloating
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By Gigi Shames  June 27, 2014 12:00 am

This point, known to acupuncturists as Kidney 7, is located on the ankle two inches above the medial malleolus (that bone of the inner ankle) and midway between the malleolus and the Achilles tendon. Like all points along the Kidney Meridian, it boosts fertility and general stamina. It is excellent for edema or water retention, abdominal bloating, and spontaneous sweating. Many people with digestive difficulties can benefit from this point. 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 7 on your ankle. The correct spot 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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