The Kidney Meridian - Root of Life

Reservoir of Energy
Seat of Courage and Willpower

The kidney meridian is a yin meridian (flows upwards), controls the growth and development of bones and nourishes the marrow, which is the body's source of red and white blood cells.

A weak kidney is therefore a prime cause of anemia and immune deficiency.

Kidney Meridian Flow - www.natural-health-zone.com


In traditional Chinese medicine, the spinal cord and the brain are forms of marrow, and therefore poor memory, inability to think clearly, and backache are all regarded as indicators of impaired kidney function and deficient kidney energy. Read also: Kidney Cleanse

The Kidney meridian's vitality is reflected externally by the condition of head and body hair and is associated with the entrance hole of the ears.

Tinnitus (ringing ears) is thus a sign of kidney dysfunction.

The kidneys are the seat of courage and willpower, and therefore any impairment in kidney meridian results in feelings of fear and paranoia. 

Intense fear can cause involuntary urination, a phenomenon also known to Western medicine. Read also: 7 Emotions

The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste metabolites from the blood and moving them on-wards to the bladder for excretion in urine.

Along with the large intestine, the kidneys control the balance of fluids in the body.

In addition, they regulate the body's acid-alkaline balance (pH) by selectively filtering out or retaining various minerals. Read also: Detox Diets



The Kidney Meridian is paired with: The Bladder Meridian

Element: Water

Physical Imbalances: Chest pain, asthma, abdominal pain, irregular menstruation, impotence, hernia

Emotional Imbalances: Hysteria, paranoia, depression, fear, loneliness and insecurity

When Balanced: Wisdom, rationality, clear perception, gentleness and self-understanding.

Peak Hours: 5-7 pm

Foods: Water


Things you can do...

Juice fastingwater fasting or a kidney cleanse are ways to get your kidneys back into shape... 


Kidney Meridian Charts

Acu-Points Chart



Meridian Route




Kidney Acu-Points


KI27 - Shufu - Cough, asthma, chest pain, vomiting and anorexia

KI26 - Yuzhong - Cough with dyspnea, accumulation of phlegm, distention of the chest and hypochondriac region.


KI25 - Shengcang - Cough with dyspnea, chest pain.


KI24 - Lingxu - Cough with dyspnea, distention of the chest and hypochondriac region, masritis.


KI23 - Shenfeng - Cough with dyspnea, distention of the chest and hypochondriac region, mastitis.


KI22 - Bulang - Cough with dyspnea, distention of the chest and hypochondriac region, vomiting, anorexia.



KI21 - KI14 - Abdominal pain and distention, vomiting, diarrhea

KI16 - Huangshu - Abdominal pain around the umbilicus, diarrhea, dysentry, constipation, hernia, pain in the loins and spine

KI13 - Irregular menstruation, diarrhea

KI12 - Dahe - Lower abdominal pain, hernia, impotence

KI11 - Henggu - Lower abdominal pain, hernia

KI10 – Yingu - Impotence, hernia, irregular menstruation, retention of urine

KI9 – Zhubin - Depressive psychosis, epilepsy, abdominal pain and distension, vomiting

KI8 – Jiaoxin - Irregular menstruation, hernia, diarrhea, constipation

KI7Fulio - Abdominal pain and distention, diarrhea, night sweating, stiffness and pain in loins and spine.




KI6Zhaohai - Insomnia, dry mouth, sore throat, constipation, retention of urine, irregular menstruation

KI5 - Shuiquan - Irregular menstruation, unsmooth urination


KI4Dazhong - Cough, asthma, retention of urine, frequent urination, pain in the heel.


KI3Taixi - Impotence, ankle pain, frequent need to urinate, deafness, tinnitus, irregular menstruation, lumbar pain, headache, dizziness, blurring of vision, cough, asthma, diabetes, insomnia, pain in the heel


KI2 - Rangu - Headache, dizziness, sore throat, diabeted, irregular menstruation






KI1Yongquan - Kidney disorders, loss of consciousness, headache, pain of the neck, dizziness, infantile convulsion, manic psychosis, nausea, vomiting, hysteria


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