KI16 (Kidney 16) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Huangshu
English Name: Vitals Transporting Point

Location: 0.5 cun lateral to the umbilicus, level with Shenque (REN8).


Point of the Penetrating Vessel.


Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies the Kidneys, benefits the Heart.


Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.


The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Kidney channel:

(KI1, KI2, KI3, KI4, KI5, KI6, KI7, KI8, KI9, KI10, KI11, KI12, KI13, KI14, KI15, KI16, KI17, KI18, KI19, KI20, KI21, KI22, KI23, KI24, KI25, KI26, KI27)

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