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Japanese Acupuncture - Kidney Sho - Five Phase Meridian Therapy Treatment - TJM Theory

This page contains the abdominal presentation, treatment points and associated signs and symptoms for the Kidney Sho Five Phase treatment. For a description of the overall treatment protocol see our Five Phase treatment information page.

Five Phase - Kidney Sho Pattern

kidney sho abdominal presentation

  • Treatment Points:
  • KD 7
  • LU 5 or LU 8
  • Possible Secondaries:
  • Earth Controls Water and Water Controls Fire
  • Spleen Excess or Deficiency - SP 3
  • The Heart Meridian is not treated.
  • 5 Element Theory Associations:
  • Color: Black
  • Smell: Rotten
  • Flavor: Salty
  • Sound: Groaning
  • Emotion: Fear, Surprise
  • Common Symptoms
  • Developmental Issues
  • Bone Issues
  • Knee a/or Ankle Pain
  • Head Hair Issues
  • Hearing Problems
  • Excessive Fear

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Feldman, Marty: New England School of Acupuncture, Five Phase Techniques Lecture Notes
  • Iuliano, Diane: New England School of Acupuncture, Extraordinary Vessel Techniques Lecture Notes
  • Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes

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