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Yongquan

Synonyms:
  1. 涌泉
  2. 湧泉
  3. KI1

Yongquan
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Yongquan(KI1,涌泉) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Shaoyin Kidney Meridian of Foot. It is the Jing-Well Point of the kidney.

Meaning

Yong, to gush; quan, spring.
Welled-up water is called gushing spring. The point is on the depression of hte sole; the Qi of meridian flows upwards as a gushing spring.

Location

Approximately at the junction of the anterior and middle third of the sole (excluding toe).

Indication

  1. To activate the brain-energy for waking up a patient from unconsciousness: syncope, hysteria, etc.
  2. To treat both shock and high blood pressure (Moxibustion is preferred).
  3. Terminal neuritis, pain and numbness of toe and sole.

Method

Perpendicularly 0.5-1 cun.