Acupuncture Points On The Kidney Meridian

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Acupuncture Points On The Kidney Meridian

Click to view detailed clinical information for any of the points along the kidney meridian. You will find location information, relationships, clinical applications, precautions and more.

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KD Point of the Day

Dark Gate (KD21)kd21
  • Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain and functional issues.
  • Reflux, vomiting, food stagnation, dystenary¬†- harmonizes stomach.
  • Liver stagnation affecting the breasts - insufficient lactation, breast distention.

KD Meridian Student/Usage Information
  • Internal/External Pathways
    Originates at the inferior aspect of the small toe
    Runs obliquely towards the sole
    Ascends along the medial side of the leg
    towards GV 1
    Enters the Kidney and connects with the Bladder
    Passes through the Liver and Diaphragm and enters the Lung
    Runs laong the throat and terminates at the root of the tongue
    Another branch springs from the Lung and joins the Heart and links with the Pericardium
  • Measurements Needed
    Lower border of the Medial Condyle of the Tibia (SP 9) -to- Tip of the Medial Malleolus = 13 cun
    Upper border of the Symphysis Pubis -to- Medial epicondyle of the Femur = 18 cun
    Sternal Costal Angle -to- CV 8 = 8 cun
    Anterior Midline -to- Kidney Meridian on the Abdomen = .5 cun
    Anterior Midline -to- Kidney Meridian on the Chest = 2 cun
    Clavicular Lateral Measurement = 8 cun
    Upper Border of the Symphysis Pubis -to- Umbilicus (CV 8) = 5 cun
  • Precautions - [all]
    KD 21 - No Deep Needle, Avoid Liver on Right Side
    KD 22 - No Deep Needle, Avoid Heart
    KD 23 -thru- KD 27 - No Deep Needle, Needle Obliquely
  • Point Relationships
    CV 8 - KI 16 - ST 25 - SP 15
    CV 12 - KI 19 - ST 21
    5th ICS - CV 16 - KI 22 - ST 18 - SP 17
    1st ICS - CV 20 - KI 26 - ST 14 - LU 1

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