Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Dahe : Great Luminance

Kid-12 : Foot Shaoyin Kidney 12

Meeting of Kidney with Chong Mai

On the lower abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus, 1 cun above the superior border of the symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline (Zhongji Ren-3). Note: The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion locates this 1 cun from the midline.

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

Deep insertion will penetrate a full bladder which should therefore be emptied before treatment

TCM Actions:
Tonifies the kidneys and astringes essence

TCM Indications:
  • Pain of the genitals, pain of the penis, retraction of the penis, impotence, seminal emission, deficiency-taxation leucorrhoea, red leucorrhoea, uterine prolapse, redness of the eye originating at the inner canthus.

    Superficial Innervation: Ilioinguinal nerve (L1)
    Dermatome Segment: S4

    Reference Notes: (click to display)