The acupuncture point "KD 6" , 照海, is represented by "Zhaohai" in pinyin and "Shining Sea" in english and may be found:
In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Kd 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD6, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Yin Deficiency
KD 6 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Constipation, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Genital Pain - Swelling, Leukorrhea, Loss of Voice, Plum Pit Qi, Seminal Emission and/or Sore Throat
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 62 (With SI 3 for low back pain, difficulty walking, …) are nearby.