KI7 (Kidney 7) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Fuliu
English Name: Returning Current

Location: On the anterior border of the calcaneal tendon, 2 cun above Taixi (KI3)


Jing-River point of the Kidney channel.


Regulates the Kidney Qi and disinhibits the bladder, clears damp-heat (from intestines, bladder, uterus and genitals), regulates sweating

Primary Indications:

Borborygmus, diarrhoea/dysentry, oedema, paralysis of lower limbs (wei syndrome).

Secondary Indications:

Night sweats, minute pulse.

Tertiary Indications:

Abdominal distension, foot swelling/limb swelling, febrile diseases without sweating, spontaneous sweating/absence of sweating, lin syndrome, orchitis, low back pain.

Other Indications:

Asthenopia, cannot see clearly, pain in the nostrils, curled tongue preventing speech, dry tongue, myelitis, insanity, irascibility and talkativeness, neuraethenia, functional uterine bleeding, leukorrhoea, intstinal pain, abdominal pain, bleeding haemorrhoids, heavy feeling in the rectum after diarrhoea, dry eructation, malfunctioning kidneys and adrenal glands, cold in the lower leg, pain on the dorsum of the foot.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

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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