KD 16 - Acupuncture Point - Huangshu

  • English Name:  Huang Shu
  • Pinyin Name:  Huangshu
  • Chinese Character:  肓俞

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The (KD) Kidney Meridian has 27 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


CV 8
Spirit Gate
  • Main point for extreme collapse of Yang especially leading to cold in the intestines - warms the stomach and helps digestive disorders.
  • Diarrhea, particularly from internal deficiency, but generally if other methods do not work.
  • Tonify body weakened from chronic illness/exhaustion.
  • Revival point from shock (esp. involving cold - hypothermia, frostbite), stroke, epilepsy.  
ST 25
Celestial Pivot
  • All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, distention, pain, masses/accumulations of any type.
  • Irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, fibroids/cysts, fertility issues and leukorrhea.
  • Connects the Upper and Lower Warmers (pre & post natal Qi).
SP 15
Great Horizontal
  • Regulate the Qi of the Intestines - constipation, diarrhea (ST 25 better for diarrhea), abdominal pain and distention.


GB 26
Girdling Vessel
  • GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the Dai Mai meridian which influences the GB, KD, Chong Mai, CV & GV Meridians.
  • GB 26 is most useful for women's issues - leukorrhea from any etiology, gynecological disorders, prolapses, infertility.
  • Menstrual related pains, cramping, bloating a/or migraines.
  • Local point for the lower back and waist

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