The acupuncture point "KD 1" , 涌泉, is represented by "Yongquan" in pinyin and "Gushing Spring" in english and may be found:
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 the 2nd and 3rd toes with the heel.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Kd 1 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore kd 1 functional groupings theory - Entry Exit Point and/or Five Shu, or read all point categories and related theory.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD1, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Heart Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire and/or Liver Yang Rising
KD 1 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Anxiety, Epilepsy (Seizure), Fainting (Loss of Consciousness), Headache, Hot Flashes, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Insomnia, Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis), Sore Throat and/or Tinnitus
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Anmian (Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep), EX Bafeng (Foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness. Mentioned…) and SP 4 (Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - sev…) are nearby.
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