Kidney Meridian 肾经

Yong Quan (KD 1)

TRANSLATION:Bubbling Spring
TYPE:Jing-well, Wood, Sedation
LOCATION:On the sole of the foot, between the second and third metatarsal bones, approximately one third of the distance between the base of the second toe and the heel, in a depression formed when the foot is plantar flexed.
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Ran Gu (KD 2)

TRANSLATION:Burning Valley
TYPE:Ying-spring, Fire
LOCATION:Anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression on the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Tai Xi (KD 3)

TRANSLATION:Supreme Stream; Great Creek
TYPE:Yuan-source, Shu-stream, Earth
LOCATION:In the depression between the medial malleolus and Achilles tendon, level with the tip of the medial malleolus
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) join with UB 60
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 0.5-1.0 cun

Da Zhong (KD 4)

TRANSLATION:Great Bell; Big Goblet
TYPE:Luo-connecting
LOCATION:Approximately .5 cun posterior to the midpoint of the line drawn between KD 3 and KD 5, on the anterior border of the Achilles tendon
NEEDLE INSERTION:70° anterior insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5 cun

Shui Quan (KD 5)

TRANSLATION:Water Spring
TYPE:Xi-cleft
LOCATION:1 cun directly below KD 3, in the depression anterior and superior to the medial side of the calcaneal tuberosity, at the site of the insertion of the Achilles tendon into the calcaneum
NEEDLE INSERTION:70° insertion away from the bone
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Zhao Hai (KD 6)

TRANSLATION:Luminous Sea
TYPE:Confluent point of the Yin Qiao vessel
LOCATION:1 cun below the tip of the medial malleolus, in the groove formed by two ligamentous bundles
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° superior insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Fu Liu (KD 7)

TRANSLATION:Returning Current; Recurrent Flow
TYPE:Jing-river, Metal, Tonification
LOCATION:In the depression 2 cun directly above KD 3, on the anterior border of the Achilles tendon
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Jiao Xin (KD 8)

TRANSLATION:Exchange Belief; Junction of Faithfulness
TYPE:Xi-cleft of the Yin Qiao vessel
LOCATION:2 cun above KD 3, 0.5 cun anterior to KD 7, posterior to the medial border of the tibia
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Zhu Bin (KD 9)

TRANSLATION:Guest Building
TYPE:Xi-cleft of the Yin Wei vessel
LOCATION:5 cun directly above KD 3, about 1 cun posterior to the medial border of the tibia at the lower end of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle, on the line between KD 3 and KD 10
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Yin Gu (KD 10)

TRANSLATION:Yin Valley
TYPE:He-sea, Water, Horary
LOCATION:When the knee is slightly flexed, the point is on the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of semitendinosus and semimembranosus, at the level of UB 40
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Heng Gu (KD 11)

TRANSLATION:Horizontal Bone; Pubic Bone
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:5 cun below the umbilicus, on the superior border of symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 2
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Da He (KD 12)

TRANSLATION:Great Luminance; Great Clarity
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:4 cun below the umbilicus, 1 cun superior border of symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 3
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Qi Xue (KD 13)

TRANSLATION:Qi Cave
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:3 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun superior border of symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 4
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Si Man (KD 14)

TRANSLATION:Fourfold Fullness
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:2 cun below the umbilicus, 3 cun superior border of symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 5
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Zhong Zhu (KD 15)

TRANSLATION:Middle Flow
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:1 cun below the umbilicus, 4 cun superior border of symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 7
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Huang Shu (KD 16)

TRANSLATION:Vitals Hollow
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:0.5 cun lateral to the umbilicus
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Shang Qu (KD 17)

TRANSLATION:Trade's Bend
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:2 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 10
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Shi Guan (KD 18)

TRANSLATION:Stone Pass
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:3 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 11
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Yin Du (KD 19)

TRANSLATION:Yin City
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:4 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 12
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Fu Tong Gu (KD 20)

TRANSLATION:Abdomen Connecting Valley
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:5 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 13
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

You Men (KD 21)

TRANSLATION:Secluded Door; Hidden Gate
TYPE:Meeting point of the Kidney meridian with the Chong vessel
LOCATION:6 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline at CV 14
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Bu Lang (KD 22)

TRANSLATION:Corridor Walk
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the 5th intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° laterally along the intercostal space
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Shen Feng (KD 23)

TRANSLATION:Spirit Seal
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the 4th intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° laterally along the intercostal space
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Ling Xu (KD 24)

TRANSLATION:Spirit Ruins
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the 3rd intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° laterally along the intercostal space
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Shen Cang (KD 25)

TRANSLATION:Spirit Storage
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the 2nd intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° laterally along the intercostal space
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Yu Zhong (KD 26)

TRANSLATION:Amid Elegance; Comfortable Chest
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the 1st intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° laterally along the intercostal space
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Shu Fu (KD 27)

TRANSLATION:Shu Mansion
TYPE:
LOCATION:In the depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:20° laterally along the clavicle
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun