Theory

KD 9 - Acupuncture Point - Zhubin


KD 9 Names

  • English Name: Guest House
  • Pinyin Name: Zhubin
  • Chinese Character: 築賓

Location

  • 5 cun above KI 3 on the line drawn from KI 3 to KI 10 at the lower end of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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KD 9 Clinical Uses

  • Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania.
  • Deficient yang, cold, in the abdomen - shan disorder, hernia, pain a/or retraction of the scrotum.
  • Useful in a detox prescription to assist the cleansing, especially with respect to emotional outbreaks



KD 9 TCM Patterns

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".



KD 9 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LV 5

  • LV 5  Woodworm Canal
    • Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.

SP 7

UB 58

  • UB 58  Taking Flight
    • Releases the exterior for wind/wind-cold conditions, especially useful when accompanied with neck stiffness a/or occipital headache.
    • As Luo Connecting Point, which connects to the KD, useful for chronic low back pain, especially with weak lower limbs and KD deficiency.
    • "Excess above with deficiency below," weak low back w/tight stiff neck a/or low back pain with weak lower limb.

GB 35

  • GB 35  Yang Intersection
    • Local Point.



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