Kidney Meridian Pathway & Point Locations

Kidney Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Foot Lesser Yin (Shao Yin) of the Kidney 27 points

The kidney channel of the Foot-Shaoyin starts from the interior aspect of the little toe (On the sole of the foot, depending on the text.), and runs through a depression in the lower aspect of the tuberosity of the navicular bone. It travels behind the medial malleolus and encircles the malleolus. Ascending along the medial side of the leg, it passes the medial side of the popliteal fossa and goes further upward along the posterior-medial aspect of the thigh. Traveling to the superior border of the symphysis pubis forming a straight line 0.5 cun from the midline. It ascends diverging at the diaphragm, ending In a depression on lower border of clavicle 2 cun from the midline.

Acupuncture Kidney Meridian

KI1 Yongquan
On the sole of the foot, in a depression when the foot is in plantar flexion at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of line connecting base of 2nd and 3rd toes and the heel.

KI2 Rangu
Anterior and Inferior to the medial malleolus in a depression on the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone.

KI3 Taixi
In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon, level with the tip of the medial malleolus.

KI4 Dazhong
Posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus in a depression anterior to the medial attachment of the achilles tendon.

KI5 Shuiquan
1 cun directly below KI3 in a depression anterior and superior to the medial tuberosity of the calcaneus.

KI6 Zhaoha
i In a depression 1 cun below the tip of the medial malleolus.

KI7 Fuliu
2 cun above KI3 on the anterior border of the achilles tendon.

KI8 Jiaoxin
0.5 cun anterior to KI7, 2 cun above KI3, posterior to the medial border of the tibia.

KI9 Zhubin
5 cun above KI3 on the line drawn from KI3 to KI10 at the lower border of the gastrocnemius muscle.

KI10 Yingu
at the medial side of the popliteal fossa when the knee is flexed, between the tendons of semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles level with BL54.

KI11 Henggu
At the superior border of the symphysis pubis, 5 cun below CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV2. (CV8 is at the center of the umbilicus)

KI12 Dahe
4 cun below CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV3.

KI13 Qixue
3 cun below CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV4.

KI14 Siman
2 cun below CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV5.

KI15 Zhongzhu
1 cun below CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV7.

KI16 Huanshu
0.5 cun lateral to CV8 at the umbilicus.

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KI17 Shangqu
2 cun above CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV10.

KI18 Shiguan
3 cun above CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV11.

KI19 Yindu
4 cun above CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV12.

KI20 Futonggu
5 cun above CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV13.

KI21 Youmen
6 cun above CV8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV14. Avoid liver when needling!

KI22 Bulang
In 5th intercostal space 2 cun lateral to CV16. Avoid heart when needling!

KI23 Shenfeng
In 4th intercostal space 2 cun lateral to CV17. Avoid heart when needling!

KI24 Lingxu
In 3rd intercostal space 2 cun lateral to CV18. Avoid heart when needling!

KI25 Shencang
In 2nd intercostal space 2 cun lateral to CV19. Avoid heart when needling!

KI26 Yuzhong
In 1st intercostal space 2 cun lateral to CV20.

KI27 Shufu
In depression on lower border of clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the midline.

KI27 - Master Associated Point
Indications: Chest Pain, Cough, Asthma, Bronchitis, Anorexia. Used to improve mental clarity.
From Atlas of Acupuncture Points: Guide to Point Locations & Formulas

Acupuncture Meridians: | LU | LI | ST | SP | HT | SI | BL | KI | P | TW | GB | LV | CV | GV |

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