KD 16

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 16 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 16" , 肓俞, is represented by "Huangshu" in pinyin and "Huang Shu" in english and may be found:

.5 cun lateral to CV 8.


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


Kd 16 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 16 functional grouping theory - Shokanten - Nine Continent.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD16, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Large Intestine Cold and/or Large Intestine Dryness

KD 16 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Constipation and/or Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 8 ( Main point for extreme collapse of Yang espec…), GB 26 (GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the…), SP 15 (Regulate the Qi of the Intestines - constipation,…) and ST 25 (All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, d…) are nearby.

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