Kidney 3

Acupressure Point KI 3essential oils for acupressure

Use the Water Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Kidney Channel. Kidney 3 (KI3) is one of the most important acupressure-acupuncture points on the body as it is the Source point for the Kidney energetic system and can be used for Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, and Kidney Qi Deficiency. It is often said that the Kidneys of Traditional Chinese Medicine are nearly always deficient and very rarely suffer from excess. Thus, most diseases and body imbalances that involve the Kidney energetic system would benefit from acupressure at Kidney 3.

Related Articles: 

herb leaves

Location of Acupressure Point KI 3

On the medial side of the foot even with the medial malleolus in a depression posterior the tip of the inside ankle bone in a dip next to the Achilles tendon. Apply the Water Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Kidney 3  to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.


herb leaves

Health Conditions Treated and Acupressure Point Combinations for KI 3

Lower Back Painlower back pain remedy essential oils

For chronic achy lower back pain due to Kidney Deficiency or for lower back pain due to trauma:

Consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!

Night Sweats

For night sweats due to Kidney Yin Deficiency:

Knee Weakness and Painknee pain natural topical remedy with essential oils

For weakness of the knees or pain that tends to be achy:

With swelling of the knee:

Heel Pain

For pain around the ankle or bottom of the foot especially involving contraction of the Achilles tendon:

Consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!

Frequent Urinationorganic kidney yin herbal tonic

When one has the urge to urinate more often than normal or through the night due to aging and Kidney Deficiency:

Ringing in the Ears

For tinnitus due to Kidney Deficiency often with wave-like sounds:

Hearing Loss

In the case of loss of hearing due to aging and Kidney Deficiency:

Anxietyanxiety-kit-acupressure essential oils

The Water Element relates to fear and Kidney Deficiency often results in anxiety and panic attacks.

Memory Loss

For loss of cognitive acuity due to aging:

ED in Men

For ED and impotence due to Kidney Deficiency:

herb leaves


Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point KI 3kidney yang essential oils herbs

  • Taixi
  • Great Stream
  • Supreme Stream
  • Great Ravine
  • Lu Palace
  • Great Mountain Stream

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point KI 3

  • Yuan or Source Point
  • Earth Point
  • Shu or Stream Point
  • Point of Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point KI 3

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.

herb leaves


Taixi (KI3) acupoint activates cerebral neurons in elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment

The effectiveness of acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic interventions on treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis

KI3 in healthy volunteers induces specific cortical functional activity: an fMRI study

Effects of acupuncture at Taixi acupoint (KI3) on kidney proteome

Different Brain Activation after Combined Acupoints and Single Acupoint in Hypertension Patients: An Rs-fMRI Study

Acu-points used in the prophylaxis against recurrent uncomplicated cystitis

Self-Acupressure for Older Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Traditional Chinese medicine for neck pain and low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The effect of acupressure on fatigue among female nurses with chronic back pain

Self-Administered Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial 

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.