(KD) Kidney Meridian - Graphic

You may click on any acupuncture point along the kidney meridian for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names. Our TCM Herbal Database, contains a listing of herbs which enter the Kidney channel. Our TCM theory section contains signs, symptoms, and treatment points for common kidney patterns.

In most browsers you may also hold the mouse over a point and a box will popup which shows the location and precaution information for that point.

 


On sole, in depression with foot in plantar flexion at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of line connecting base of 2nd and 3rd toes and the heel Anterior and Inferior to the medial malleolus in a depression on the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon Posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus in a depression anterior to the medial attachment of the achilles tendon 1 cun directly below KI 3 in a depression on the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus 2 cun above KI 3 on the anterior border of the achilles tendon .5 cun posterior to KI 7, 2 cun above KI 3, posterior to the medial border of the tibia 5 cun above KI 3 on the line drawn from KI 3 to KI 10 at the lower border of the gastrocnemius muscle On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosus and semimembranosus Terms of Use 5 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 2 4 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 3 3 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 4 2 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 5 1 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 7 .5 cun lateral to CV 8 2 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 10 3 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 11 4 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 12 5 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 13 6 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 14 ** NDN Avoid LV on Rt. Side ** In 5th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 16 ** NDN Avoid HT ** In 4th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 17 ** NDN Needle Obliquely ** In 3rd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 18 ** NDN Needle Obliquely ** In 2nd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 19 ** NDN Needle Obliquely ** In 1st ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 20 ** NDN Needle Obliquely ** In depression on lower border of clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the CV line ** NDN Needle Obliquely ** Terms of Use

 

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

Kidney Meridian Links

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