(KD) Kidney Meridian - Point Locations Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

Points
Locations
KD 1 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
KD 2 Anterior and Inferior to the medial malleolus in a depression on the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone
KD 3 In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon
KD 4 Posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus in a depression anterior to the medial attachment of the achilles tendon
KD 5 1 cun directly below KD 3 in a depression on the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum
KD 6 In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus
KD 7 2 cun above KD 3 on the anterior border of the achilles tendon
KD 8 .5 cun posterior to KD 7, 2 cun above KD 3, posterior to the medial border of the tibia
KD 9 5 cun above KD 3 on the line drawn from KD 3 to KD 10 at the lower border of the gastrocnemius muscle
KD 10 On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosus and semimembranosus
KD 11 5 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 2
KD 12 4 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 3
KD 13 3 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 4
KD 14 2 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 5
KD 15 1 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 7
KD 16 .5 cun lateral to CV 8
KD 17 2 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 10
KD 18 3 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 11
KD 19 4 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 12
KD 20 5 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 13
KD 21 6 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 14 ** NDN Avoid LV on Rt. Side **
KD 22 In 5th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 16 ** NDN Avoid HT **
KD 23 In 4th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 17 ** NDN Needle Obliquely **
KD 24 In 3rd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 18 ** NDN Needle Obliquely **
KD 25 In 2nd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 19 ** NDN Needle Obliquely **
KD 26 In 1st ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 20 ** NDN Needle Obliquely **
KD 27 In depression on lower border of clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the CV line ** NDN Needle Obliquely **

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:

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