Names Of Shuiquan

KD 5 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Water Spring
  • Pinyin Name: Shuiquan
  • Chinese Character: 水泉
Meridian Information

Where Is KD 5 ?

KD 5 Location

  • 1 cun directly below KI 3 in a depression on the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is KD 5 Used For?

KD 5 Clinical Usages

  • Generally nourishes Yin and Blood and moves the uterus.
  • KD related menstrual issues, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea (pain/cramps), delayed menstruation, sensations of oppression below the heart (possibly at onset of menstruation).
  • Uterine prolapse.

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How Is KD 5 Categorized?

KD 5 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use KD 5 ?

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 5 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

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

What Points Are Near KD 5 ?

LV 4 Mound Center

  • Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hepatitis, Jaundice
  • Lin Disorders.
  • Medial Knee/ankle pain.

SP 5 Shang Hill


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  • Tonifies the spleen and resolves dampness - lethargy, desire to lie down, abdominal distention.
  • Calms the spirit - manic depression, anxiety, excessive thinking.
  • Speech disorders, stiffness at root of tongue.

UB 60 Kunlun Mountains

  • Main point for pain anywhere along the spine (UB 40 may be used more for pain in the middle of the spine).
  • Main point for chronic low back pain a/or problems of pain a/or numbness in the lower limbs.
  • Main point for headache and other excesses effecting the head.
  • Induce labor or promote discharge of a retained placent.

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