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Kidney 1

Chinese Name: Yongquan (English translation: Gushing Spring)

Location: On the sole, in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion, approximately at the anterior third and the posterior two thirds of the line from the web between the 2nd and 3rd toes to the back of the heel.

Classification: Jing-Well point of the Kidney Meridian


  • Loss of consciousness, headache, pain of the neck, dizziness, infantile convulsion, manic psychosis
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Swelling of the pharynx, dryness of the tongue, dysuria, constipation
  • Hot sensation in the sole

Functions: Descends excess above, resuscitates, clears heat, calms the Shen, tonifies Yin, clears Empty-Heat.

Notes: KID 1 is an excellent point to subdue excess Liver Yang, Wind and/or Fire.Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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