KD 22

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 22 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 22" , 步廊, is represented by "Bulang" in pinyin and "Corridor Walk" in english and may be found:

In the 5th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 16.


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

  • Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing

KD 22 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

No Deep Needling (NDN)
Avoid the heart.


Kd 22 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore kd 22 functional grouping theory - Entry Exit Point, 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. KD22, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Qi Deficiency

KD 22 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Asthma, Chest Pain and/or Cough

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 16 ( Local point for chest and intercostal distent…), GB 22 (Local Point.), GB 23 (Local Point. The Great Compendium indicates GB 23…), SP 17 (Promotes smooth spleen qi (digestion), moves wate…), SP 21 (Mentioned classically that when this point is def…) and ST 18 (Any issues with the breasts - mastitis, pain/swel…) are nearby.

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