Kidney Meridian Acupuncture Points

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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

KI1

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.

KI2

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.

KI3

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.

KI4

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.

KI5

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.

KI6

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.

KI7

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.

KI8

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.

KI9

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.

KI10

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.

KI11

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.

KI12

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.

KI13

qi xue

Qi Hole

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

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

KI14

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.

KI15

zhong zhu

Central Flow

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

Irregular menstruation, abdominal pain, constipation.

KI16

huang shu

Vitals

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

Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

KI17

shang qu

Intestine Bend

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

Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.

KI18

shi guan

Stone Pass

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

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

KI19

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.

KI20

tong gu

Open Valley

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

Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, indigestion.

KI21

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.

KI22

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.

KI23

shen feng

Spirit Seal

Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.

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

KI24

ling xu

Spirit Ruins

Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.

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

KI25

shen cang

Spirit Storehouse

Tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind.

Cough, asthma, chest pain.

KI26

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.

KI27

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.