KD 6 - Acupuncture Point - Zhaohai

  • English Name:  Shining Sea
  • Pinyin Name:  Zhaohai
  • Chinese Character:  照海
  • In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.
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  • Sore throat from any etiology, especially empty heat from yin deficiency.
  • Other Yin Deficient throat related issues - swollen, dry, loss of voice, difficult swallowing.
  • A range of menstrual issues such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, infertility from cold in the uterus, leukorrhea.
  • Genital issues (shan disorders) such as swelling, itching, seminal emission and/or involuntary erections in men.
  • Constipation from Yin Deficiency.
  • Plum Pit Qi.
  • Nighttime epilepsy, insomnia, disturbed sleep with nightmares, yin deficient symptoms such as hot hands/feet, night sweats.
  • A range of anxiety disorders, fear/fright.

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The (KD) Kidney Meridian has 27 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
SP 5
Shang Hill
  • 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.

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LV 4
Mound Center
  • Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hepatitis, Jaundice
  • Lin Disorders.
  • Medial Knee/ankle pain.

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UB 62
Extending Vessel
  • With SI 3 for low back pain, difficulty walking, spinal problems as well as wind-cold effecting the taiyang channels: stiff neck a/or shoulders, occipital headache, etc.
  • Insomnia, nervousness (especially late at night), combine with KD 6.

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