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.
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.
The Kidney Meridian is paired with: The Bladder Meridian
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.
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KI27 - Shufu - Cough, asthma, chest pain, vomiting and anorexia
KI26 - Yuzhong - Cough with dyspnea, accumulation of phlegm, distention of the chest and
KI25 - Shengcang - Cough with dyspnea, chest pain.
KI24 - Lingxu - Cough with dyspnea, distention of the chest and hypochondriac region,
KI23 - Shenfeng - Cough with dyspnea, distention of the chest and hypochondriac region,
KI22 - Bulang - Cough with dyspnea, distention of the chest and hypochondriac region, vomiting, anorexia.
KI21 - Youmen - Abdominal pain and distention, vomiting, diarrhea
KI20 - Futonggu - Abdominal distention and pain, vomiting
KI19 - Yindu - Abdominal pain and distention, constipation, infertility
KI18 - Shiguan - Vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, infertility
KI17 - Shangqu - Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation
KI16 - Huangshu - Abdominal pain around the umbilicus, diarrhea, dysentry, constipation, hernia, pain in the loins and spine
KI15 - Zhongzhu - Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea
KI14 - Siman - Abdominal pain and distention, diarrhea, edema, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea
KI13 - Qixue - Irregular menstruation, diarrhea
KI12 - Dahe - Lower abdominal pain, hernia, impotence
KI11 - Henggu - Lower abdominal pain, hernia
KI6 – Zhaohai - Insomnia, dry mouth, sore throat, constipation, retention of urine, irregular menstruation
KI5 - Shuiquan - Irregular menstruation, unsmooth urination
KI4 – Dazhong - Cough, asthma, retention of urine, frequent urination, pain in the heel.
KI3 – Taixi - 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
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