KD 26

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 26 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 26" , 彧中, is represented by "Yuzhong" in pinyin and "Lively Center" in english and may be found:

In the 1st ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 20.


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 - useful for phlegm stagnation.
  • Digestive issues, nausea, vomiting - harmonizes stomach.
  • Steaming Bone Disorder.

KD 26 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

No Deep Needling (NDN)
Needle obliquely.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD26, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Lung Rebellious Qi and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi

KD 26 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Issues, Nausea, Steaming Bone Disorder and/or Vomiting

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 20 ( Local point for chest issues - pain, asthma, …), LU 1 (Lung Front MU Point - useful for all LU Issues, e…), LU 2 (Similar to LU 1 but used more often as a local sh…) and ST 14 (Cough. Sensation of tightness a/or fullness in t…) are nearby.

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