Listen to pronunciation (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.
Medical name (in English) and abbreviation
Kidney 2, KI2
Traditional Chinese characters:
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然谷 ( ran gu / rán gŭ ) is composed of these characters*:
, 谷 (gu)
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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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