KI5 (Kidney 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shuiquan
English Name: Water Spring

Location: One cun directly below Taixi (KI3) in the depression of the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.


Accumulation point.


Benefits urination, promotes circulation of blood, stops abdominal pain, regulates the uterus.


Amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, prolapse of uterus, dysuria, blurring of vision.


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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