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).

Nature:

Point of the Penetrating Vessel.

Functions:

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

Indications:

Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

References:

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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