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Kidney 7

Chinese Name: Fuliu (English translation: Returning Current)

Location: On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 2 cun directly above KID 3, anterior to tendo calcaneus.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Kidney Meridian


  • Edema, abdominal distention, diarrhea
  • Febrile disease without sweat or ceaselessly sweating, night sweating
  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities

Functions: Strengthens the Kidneys, resolves Dampness, regulates sweating, treats edema, strengthens the low back.

Notes: Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .6 - 1.0 cun.


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