Names Of Yongquan

KD 1 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Gushing Spring
  • Pinyin Name: Yongquan
  • Chinese Character: 涌泉
Meridian Information

Where Is KD 1 ?

KD 1 Location

  • On sole, in depression with foot in plantar flexion, at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of line connecting base of the 2nd and 3rd toes with the heel.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is KD 1 Used For?

KD 1 Clinical Usages

  • Descends excess from above, useful for LV Yang Rising or LV Fire - headaches, tinnitus, hypertension, epilepsy.
  • Cooling KD empty heat - chronic sore throat, dry mouth, low back pain.
  • Tonify KD/HT Yin - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, poor memory, mania, rage w/desire to kill, hot flashes, night sweats.
  • Loss of consciousness, yang collapse.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to descend the energy in the body particularly after qi gong exercises, energy healing sessions, etc. Useful for headache, nausea, insomnia, etc.

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How Is KD 1 Categorized?

KD 1 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use KD 1 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use KD 1 ?

What Points Are Near KD 1 ?

(EX) Anmian Peaceful Sleep

  • Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep

(EX) Bafeng Eight Winds

  • Foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness.
  • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

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