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The TCM acupunture point ran gu - 然谷 - rán gŭ
(Kidney 2)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

rán gŭ

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced lóng quán. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

Medical name (in English)
and abbreviation

Kidney 2,

Traditional Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( ran gu / rán gŭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: Kidney 2 )

For obtaining stroke order animations, visit the links to the individual characters below.
然谷 ( ran gu / rán gŭ ) is composed of these characters*: (ran) , (gu)

*Clicking on one of these characters will take you to the "normal" Han Trainer Dictionary for Chinese Language.
The modern (simplified) Chinese characters of rán gŭ are identical with the traditional characters displayed above.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), traditional Chinese characters are normally used to designate the points.
The Kidney Meridian

Meaning of of this acupuncture point's individual characters
as well as interpretation of the entire term in context with TCM

to burn  |  valley  |  igniting valley

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