KD 12

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 12 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 12" , 大赫, is represented by "Dahe" in pinyin and "Great Manifestation" in english and may be found:

4 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 3.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Chong Mai and are useful as local points for abdominal a/or gynecological issues


Kd 12 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

Explore kd 12 functional grouping theory - Shokanten - Nine Continent, or read all point categories and related theory.

KD 12 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Digestive Issues, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Infertility, Irregular Menstruation and/or Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 3 (Generally useful for Excess-Type Genito-urinary d…), SP 13 (Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts…) and ST 29 (Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower W…) are nearby.

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