Kidney Meridian Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Kidney

    KI 1: yong quan / Gushing Spring
    Function: Tonifies yin, clears heat, subdues wind, subdues empty-heat, calms the mind, restores consciousness, clears the brain.
    Indications: Headache, blurring of vision, dizziness, sore throat, dryness of tongue, loss of voice, dysuria, infantile convulsions, feverish sensation in the sole, loss of consciousness.

    KI 2: ran gu / Blazing Valley
    Function: Clears empty-heat, cools blood, invigorates Yin Motility Vessel.
    Indications: Pruritus vulvae, prolapse of uterus, irregular menstruation, nocturnal emission, hemoptysis, thirst, diarrhea, swelling and pain of the dorsum of foot, acute infantile omphalitis.

    KI 3: tai xi / Great Ravine
    Function: Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits essence, strengthens the lower back and knees, regulates the uterus.
    Indications: Sore throat, toothache, deafness, tinnitus, dizziness, spitting of blood, asthma, thirst, irregular menstruation, insomnia, nocturnal emission, impotence, frequency of micturition, pain in the lower back.

    KI 4: da zhong / Large Goblet
    Function: Strengthens the back, lifts the spirit.
    Indications: Spitting of blood, asthma, stiffness and pain of the lower back, dysuria, constipation, pain in the heel, dementia.

    KI 5: shui quan / Water Spring
    Function: Benefits urination, promotes blood circulation, stops abdominal pain, regulates uterus.
    Indications: Amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, prolapse of uterus, dysuria, blurring of vision.

    KI 6: zhao hai / Shining Sea
    Function: Nourishes yin, benefits the eyes, calms the mind, invigorates the Yin Motility Vessel, cools the blood, benefits the throat, promotes the function of the uterus, opens the chest, cools heat, calms spirit, benefits throat.
    Indications: Irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea, prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae, asthma, frequency of micturition, urine retention, constipation, epilepsy, insomnia, sore throat.

    KI 7: fu liu / Recover Flow
    Function: Tonifies the Kidneys, resolves damp, eliminates edema, strengthens the lower back, regulates sweating.
    Indications: Edema, abdominal distension, diarrhea, borborygmus, muscular atrophy of the leg, night sweating, spontaneous sweating, febrile diseases without sweating.

    KI 8: jiao xin / Intersection Reach
    Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, stops abdominal pain, removes masses, regulates menses.
    Indications: Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, prolapse of uterus, diarrhea, constipation, pain and swelling of testes.

    KI 9: zhu bin / Guest House
    Function: Calms the mind, tonifies Kidney yin, opens chest, regulates the Yin Linking Vessel.
    Indications: Mental disorders, pain in the foot and lower leg, hernia.

    KI 10: yin gu / Yin Valley
    Function: Expels dampness from the Lower Energizer, tonifies Kidney yin.
    Indications: Impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, dysuria, pain in the knee and popliteal fossa, mental disorders.

    KI 11: heng gu / Pubic Bone
    Function: Boosts the Stomach and disinhibits damp.
    Indications: Fullness and pain of the lower abdomen, dysuria, enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain of genitalia.

    KI 12: da he / Great Manifestation
    Function: Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.
    Indications: Nocturnal emission, impotence, morbid leukorrhea, pain in the external genitalia, prolapse of uterus.

    KI 13: di xue / Qi Hole
    Function: Tonifies the Kidneys and essence, removes obstructions from the channel.
    Indications: Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, abdominal pain, diarrhea.

    KI 14: si man / Fourfold Fullness
    Function: Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, promotes free flow through the waterways.
    Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain.

    KI 15: zhong zhu / Central Flow
    Function: Nourishes the Kidney channel, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, disinhibits the Lower Energizer.
    Indications: Irregular menstruation, abdominal pain, constipation.

    KI 16: huang shu / Vitals
    Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies the Kidneys, benefits the Heart.
    Indications: Abdominal pain and distention, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

    KI 17: shang qu / Intestine Bend
    Function: Fortifies Spleen, disinhibits damp, soothes sinews, quickens the connecting vessel.
    Indications: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.

    KI 18: shi guan / Stone Pass
    Function: Fortifies the center and harmonizes Stomach, frees intestines and abducts stagnation.
    Indications: Vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, postpartum abdominal pain, sterility.

    KI 19: yin du / Yin Metropolis
    Function: Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, regulates Qi dynamic and frees abdominal Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.
    Indications: Borborygmus, abdominal pain, epigastric pain, constipation, vomiting.

    KI 20: tong gu / Open Valley
    Function: Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, loosens the chest and rectifies Qi.
    Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, indigestion.

    KI 21: you men / Dark Gate
    Function: Abdominal pain and distension, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness.
    Indications: Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, clears abdominal heat.

    KI 22: bu lang / Corridor Walk
    Function: Diffuses the Lung and suppresses cough, downbears counterflow and stops vomiting.
    Indications: Cough, asthma, distension and fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region, vomiting, anorexia.

    KI 23: shen feng / Spirit Seal
    Function: Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.
    Indications: Cough, asthma, fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region, mastitis.

    KI 24: ling xu / Spirit Ruings
    Function: Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.
    Indications: Cough, asthma, fullness in the chest and hypochondria region, mastitis.

    KI 25: shen cang / Spirit Storehouse
    Function: Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.
    Indications: Cough, asthma, chest pain.

    KI 26: yu zhong / Lively Center
    Function: Loosens chest and promotes smooth flow of Qi, calms dyspnea and relieves cough.
    Indications: Cough, asthma, accumulation of phlegm, fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region.

    KI 27: shu fu / Shu Mansion
    Function: Stimulates the Kidney function of reception of Qi, subdues rebellious Qi, stops cough, calms asthma, resolves phlegm.
    Indications: Cough, asthma, chest pain.

    Point

    Chinese

    English

    Function

    Indications

    KI 1

    yong quan

    Gushing Spring

    Tonifies yin, clears heat, subdues wind, subdues empty-heat, calms the mind, restores consciousness, clears the brain.

    Headache, blurring of vision, dizziness, sore throat, dryness of tongue, loss of voice, dysuria, infantile convulsions, feverish sensation in the sole, loss of consciousness.

    KI 2

    ran gu

    Blazing Valley

    Clears empty-heat, cools blood, invigorates Yin Qiao Mai Vessel.

    Pruritus vulvae, prolapse of uterus, irregular menstruation, nocturnal emission, hemoptysis, thirst, diarrhea, swelling and pain of the dorsum of foot, acute infantile omphalitis.

    KI 3

    tai xi

    Great Ravine

    Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits essence, strengthens the lower back and knees, regulates the uterus.

    Sore throat, toothache, deafness, tinnitus, dizziness, spitting of blood, asthma, thirst, irregular menstruation, insomnia, nocturnal emission, impotence, frequency of micturition, pain in the lower back.

    KI 4

    da zhong

    Large Goblet

    Strengthens the back, lifts the spirit.

    Spitting of blood, asthma, stiffness and pain of the lower back, dysuria, constipation, pain in the heel, dementia.

    KI 5

    shui quan

    Water Spring

    Benefits urination, promotes blood circulation, stops abdominal pain, regulates uterus.

    Amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, prolapse of uterus, dysuria, blurring of vision.

    KI 6

    zhao hai

    Shining Sea

    Nourishes yin, benefits the eyes, calms the mind, invigorates the Yin Qiao Mai Vessel, cools the blood, benefits the throat, promotes the function of the uterus, opens the chest, cools heat, calms spirit, benefits throat.

    Irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea, prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae, asthma, frequency of micturition, urine retention, constipation, epilepsy, insomnia, sore throat.

    KI 7

    fu liu

    Recover Flow

    Tonifies the Kidneys, resolves damp, eliminates edema, strengthens the lower back, regulates sweating.

    Edema, abdominal distension, diarrhea, borborygmus, muscular atrophy of the leg, night sweating, spontaneous sweating, febrile diseases without sweating.

    KI 8

    jiao xin

    Intersection Reach

    Removes obstructions from the channel, stops abdominal pain, removes masses, regulates menses.

    Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, prolapse of uterus, diarrhea, constipation, pain and swelling of testes.

    KI 9

    zhu bin

    Guest House

    Calms the mind, tonifies Kidney yin, opens chest, regulates the Yin Wei Mai Vessel.

    Mental disorders, pain in the foot and lower leg, hernia.

    KI 10

    yin gu

    Yin Valley

    Expels dampness from the Lower Energizer, tonifies Kidney yin.

    Impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, dysuria, pain in the knee and popliteal fossa, mental disorders.

    KI 11

    heng gu

    Pubic Bone

    Boosts the Stomach and disinhibits damp.

    Fullness and pain of the lower abdomen, dysuria, enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain of genitalia.

    KI 12

    da he

    Great Manifestation

    Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.

    Nocturnal emission, impotence, morbid leukorrhea, pain in the external genitalia, prolapse of uterus.

    KI 13

    qi xue

    Qi Hole

    Tonifies the Kidneys and essence, removes obstructions from the channel.

    Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, abdominal pain, diarrhea.

    KI 14

    si man

    Fourfold Fullness

    Supplements Kidney Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, promotes free flow through the waterways.

    Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain.

    KI 15

    zhong zhu

    Central Flow

    Nourishes the Kidney channel, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels, disinhibits the Lower Energizer.

    Irregular menstruation, abdominal pain, constipation.

    KI 16

    huang shu

    Vitals

    Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies the Kidneys, benefits the Heart.

    Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

    KI 17

    shang qu

    Intestine Bend

    Fortifies Spleen, disinhibits damp, soothes sinews, quickens the connecting vessel.

    Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.

    KI 18

    shi guan

    Stone Pass

    Fortifies the center and harmonizes Stomach, frees intestines and abducts stagnation.

    Vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, postpartum abdominal pain, sterility.

    KI 19

    yin du

    Yin Metropolis

    Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, regulates Qi dynamic and frees abdominal Qi, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.

    Borborygmus, abdominal pain, epigastric pain, constipation, vomiting.

    KI 20

    tong gu

    Open Valley

    Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, loosens the chest and rectifies Qi.

    Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, indigestion.

    KI 21

    you men

    Dark Gate

    Abdominal pain and distension, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness.

    Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, clears abdominal heat.

    KI 22

    bu lang

    Corridor Walk

    Diffuses the Lung and suppresses cough, downbears counterflow and stops vomiting.

    Cough, asthma, distension and fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region, vomiting, anorexia.

    KI 23

    shen feng

    Spirit Seal

    Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.

    Cough, asthma, fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region, mastitis.

    KI 24

    ling xu

    Spirit Ruins

    Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.

    Cough, asthma, fullness in the chest and hypochondria region, mastitis.

    KI 25

    shen cang

    Spirit Storehouse

    Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.

    Cough, asthma, chest pain.

    KI 26

    yu zhong

    Lively Center

    Loosens chest and promotes smooth flow of Qi, calms dyspnea and relieves cough.

    Cough, asthma, accumulation of phlegm, fullness in chest and hypochondriac region.

    KI 27

    shu fu

    Shu Mansion

    Stimulates the Kidney function of reception of Qi, subdues rebellious Qi, stops cough, calms asthma, resolves phlegm.

    Cough, asthma, chest pain.