KD 5

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 5 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 5" , 水泉, is represented by "Shuiquan" in pinyin and "Water Spring" in english and may be found:

1 cun directly below KI 3 in a depression on the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.


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

  • Generally nourishes Yin and Blood and moves the uterus.
  • KD related menstrual issues, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea (pain/cramps), delayed menstruation, sensations of oppression below the heart (possibly at onset of menstruation).
  • Uterine prolapse.


Kd 5 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore kd 5 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD5, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Yin Deficiency and/or Liver Blood Stagnation

KD 5 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Irregular Menstruation and/or Uterine Prolapse

While not necessarily valid clinically, LV 4 (Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hep…), SP 5 (Tonifies the spleen and resolves dampness - letha…) and UB 60 (Main point for pain anywhere along the spine (UB …) are nearby.

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