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KIDNEY MERIDIAN POINTS


KD1

Kidney Channel KD1 Acupuncture Point (涌泉 (yǒng quán)) / (용천 (yong cheon) )

Chinese: 涌泉 (yǒng quán)

Korean: 용천 (yong cheon)

Translation: Bubbling Spring

CAM Location: on sole in depression when foot is in plantar flexion approximately at junction of anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of line connecting base of 2nd and 3rd toes and heel.



KD2

Kidney Channel KD2 Acupuncture Point (然谷 (rán gǔ)) / (연곡 (yeon gok))

Chinese: 然谷 (rán gǔ)

Korean: 연곡 (yeon gok)

Translation: Blazing Valley

CAM Location: anterior and inferior to medial malleolus in depression on lower border of tuberosity of navicular bone.



KD3

Kidney Channel KD3 Acupuncture Point (太谿 (taì xī)) / (태계 (tae yeon))

Chinese: 太谿 (taì xī)

Korean: 태계 (tae yeon)

Translation: Great Stream

CAM Location: in depression between tip of medial malleolus and Achilles Tendon.



KD4

Kidney Channel KD4 Acupuncture Point (大鐘 (dà zhōng)) / (대종 (dae jong))

Chinese: 大鐘 (dà zhōng)

Korean: 대종 (dae jong)

Translation: Large Bell

CAM Location: posterior and inferior to medial malleolus in depression anterior to medial side of attachment of Achilles Tendon.



KD5

Kidney Channel KD5 Acupuncture Point (水泉 (shuǐ quán)) / (수천 (su cheon))

Chinese: 水泉 (shuǐ quán)

Korean: 수천 (su cheon)

Translation: Water Spring

CAM Location: 1 cun directly below Kd-3 in depression of medial side of tuberosity of calcaneum.



KD6

Kidney Channel KD6 Acupuncture Point (照海 (zhào hǎi)) / (조해 (joh ae))

Chinese: 照海 (zhào hǎi)

Korean: 조해 (joh ae)

Translation: Shining Sea

CAM Location: in depression below tip of medial malleolus.



KD7

Kidney Channel KD7 Acupuncture Point (復溜 (fù liū)) / (복류 (bong nyu))

Chinese: 復溜 (fù liū)

Korean: 복류 (bong nyu)

Translation: Returning Flow

CAM Location: 2 cun directly above Kd-3 on anterior border of Achilles Tendon.



KD8

Kidney Channel KD8 Acupuncture Point (交信 (jiāo xìn)) / (교신 (gyo sin))

Chinese: 交信 (jiāo xìn)

Korean: 교신 (gyo sin)

Translation: Belief Intersection

CAM Location: 0.5 cun anterior to Kd-7, 2 cun above Kd-3 posterior to medial border of tibia.



KD9

Kidney Channel KD9 Acupuncture Point (築賓 (zhú bīn)) / (축빈 (chuk bin))

Chinese: 築賓 (zhú bīn)

Korean: 축빈 (chuk bin)

Translation: Guest House

CAM Location: 5 cun directly above Kd-3 at lower end of belly of gastrocnemius on line drawn from Kd-3 to Kd-10.



KD10

Kidney Channel KD10 Acupuncture Point (陰谷 (yīn gǔ)) / (음곡 (eum gok))

Chinese: 陰谷 (yīn gǔ)

Korean: 음곡 (eum gok)

Translation: Yin Valley

CAM Location: when knee is flexed point is on medial side of popliteal fossa between tendons of semitendinosus and semimembranosus at level with UB-40.



KD11

Kidney Channel KD11 Acupuncture Point (橫骨 (héng gǔ)) / (횡골 (hoeng gol))

Chinese: 橫骨 (héng gǔ)

Korean: 횡골 (hoeng gol)

Translation: Pubic Bone

CAM Location: 5 cun below umbilicus on superior border of symphysis pubis 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-2.



KD12

Kidney Channel KD12 Acupuncture Point (大赫 (dà hè)) / (대혁 (dae hyeok))

Chinese: 大赫 (dà hè)

Korean: 대혁 (dae hyeok)

Translation: Great Manifestation

CAM Location: 4 cun below umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-3.



KD13

Kidney Channel KD13 Acupuncture Point (氣穴 (qì xué)) / (기혈 (gi hyeol))

Chinese: 氣穴 (qì xué)

Korean: 기혈 (gi hyeol)

Translation: Qi Hole

CAM Location: 3 cun below umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-4.



KD14

Kidney Channel KD14 Acupuncture Point (四滿 (sì mǎn)) / (사만 (sa man))

Chinese: 四滿 (sì mǎn)

Korean: 사만 (sa man)

Translation: Fourfold Fullness

CAM Location: 2 cun below umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-5.



KD15

Kidney Channel KD15 Acupuncture Point (中注 (zhōng zhù)) / (중주 (jung ju))

Chinese: 中注 (zhōng zhù)

Korean: 중주 (jung ju)

Translation: Central Flow

CAM Location: 1 cun below umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-7.



KD16

Kidney Channel KD16 Acupuncture Point (肓俞 (huāng shū)) / (황유 (hwang yu))

Chinese: 肓俞 (huāng shū)

Korean: 황유 (hwang yu)

Translation: Vital Point

CAM Location: 0.5 cun lateral to umbilicus level with Ren-8.



KD17

Kidney Channel KD17 Acupuncture Point (商曲 (shāng qū)) / (상곡 (sang gok))

Chinese: 商曲 (shāng qū)

Korean: 상곡 (sang gok)

Translation: Shang Bend

CAM Location: 2 cun above umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-10.



KD18

Kidney Channel KD18 Acupuncture Point (石關 (shí guān)) / (석관 (seok gwan))

Chinese: 石關 (shí guān)

Korean: 석관 (seok gwan)

Translation: Stone Gate

CAM Location: 3 cun above umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-11.



KD19

Kidney Channel KD19 Acupuncture Point (陰都 (yīn dū)) / (음도 (eum do))

Chinese: 陰都 (yīn dū)

Korean: 음도 (eum do)

Translation: Yin Metropolis

CAM Location: 4 cun above umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-12.



KD20

Kidney Channel KD20 Acupuncture Point (腹通谷 (fù tōng gǔ)) / (통곡 (tong gok))

Chinese: 腹通谷 (fù tōng gǔ)

Korean: 통곡 (tong gok)

Translation: Open Valley

CAM Location: 5 cun above umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-13.



KD21

Kidney Channel KD21 Acupuncture Point (幽門 (yōu mén)) / (유문 (yu mun))

Chinese: 幽門 (yōu mén)

Korean: 유문 (yu mun)

Translation: Dark Gate

CAM Location: 6 cun above umbilicus 0.5 cun lateral to Ren-14.



KD22

Kidney Channel KD22 Acupuncture Point (步廊 (bù láng)) / (포랑 (po rang))

Chinese: 步廊 (bù láng)

Korean: 포랑 (po rang)

Translation: Stepping Upward

CAM Location: in 5th intercostal space 2 cun lateral to Ren Mai.



KD23

Kidney Channel KD23 Acupuncture Point (神封 (shén fēng)) / (신봉 (sin bong))

Chinese: 神封 (shén fēng)

Korean: 신봉 (sin bong)

Translation: Spirit Seal

CAM Location: in 4th intercostal space 2 cun lateral to anterior midline.



KD24

Kidney Channel KD24 Acupuncture Point (靈墟 (líng xū)) / (영허 (yeong heo))

Chinese: 靈墟 (líng xū)

Korean: 영허 (yeong heo)

Translation: Spirit Ruins

CAM Location: in 3rd intercostal space 2 cun lateral to anterior midline.



KD25

Kidney Channel KD25 Acupuncture Point (神藏 (shén cáng)) / (신장 (sin jang))

Chinese: 神藏 (shén cáng)

Korean: 신장 (sin jang)

Translation: Spirit Storehouse

CAM Location: in 2nd intercostal space 2 cun lateral to anterior midline.



KD26

Kidney Channel KD26 Acupuncture Point (彧中 (yù zhōng)) / (욱중 (uk jung))

Chinese: 彧中 (yù zhōng)

Korean: 욱중 (uk jung)

Translation: Lively Centre

CAM Location: in 1st intercostal space 2 cun lateral to anterior midline.



KD27

Kidney Channel KD27 Acupuncture Point (俞府 (shū fǔ)) / (유부 (yu bu))

Chinese: 俞府 (shū fǔ)

Korean: 유부 (yu bu)

Translation: Shu Mansion

CAM Location: in depression on lower border of clavicle 2 cun lateral to anterior midline.