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Kidney 6

Chinese Name: Zhaohai (English translation: Shining Sea)

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.

Classification: Master Point of the Yin Qiao Vessel (couple with LU 7)


  • Dryness and soreness of throat, constipation, retention of urine
  • Irregular menstruation, bloody leukorrhea, prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye disorders

Functions: Nourishes the Kidneys, clears deficiency-Heat, regulates the Yin Qiao vessel, benefits the throat, benefits the eyes, calms the Shen.

Notes: KID 6 is one of the best points to nourish Kidney Yin.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.


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