KI-05 (Shui Quan) Water Spring

KI-05 (Shui Quan) Water Spring

Acupuncture Points on the Kidney Channel of Foot Shao Yin

  • Xi (Cleft) Point


  • Regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels and benefits menstruation


  • Amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, prolapse of uterus, dysuria, blurring of vision.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: 1 cun inferior to Taixi KID-3 in a depression anterior and superior to the calcaneal tuberosity (the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon into the calcaneum).
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 1 cun directly below Taixi (KI-3), in the depression of the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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