Kidney 6

KI6 Acupressure Point

essential oils for acupressure

Use the Water Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Kidney Channel. Kidney 6 (KI6) is the master acu-point of the Yin Motility, or Yin Qiao Mai Vessel and is often used along with the paired point of the extraordinary vessel acupressure point Lung 7.

Related Articles: 


Location of Acupressure Point KI 6

On the medial side of the foot 1 cun below the medial malleolus. Apply the Water Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Kidney 6 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.




Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations of KI 6

Infertility-Recurring Miscarriage

For infertility due to Kidney Deficiency:

Night Sweats

For night sweats due to Kidney Yin Deficiency:

Breathing Problemslung support topical plaster with essential oils

For breathing problems with Kidney Deficiency and the inability to inhale (the Kidney energetic organ system “catches” the breath in traditional Chinese medicine) such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, COPD:


Apply the Water Elemento acupressure point Kidney 6 with eye irritation originating at the inner canthus, or when vision is disturbed by stars or spots.


Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point KI 6

  • Zhanohai
  • Shining Sea
  • Leaky Yin
  • Yin Motility

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point KI 6

  • Confluent Point of the Yin Motility Extraordinary Vessel

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point KI 6

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.



Han, K. H., Kim, S. Y., & Chung, S. Y. (2014). Effect of acupuncture on patients with insomnia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 15, 403. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-403

Choi, K. H., Kwon, O. S., Cho, S. J., Lee, S., Kang, S. Y., & Ryu, Y. H. (2017). Change in the P300 index - a pilot randomized controlled trial of low-frequency electrical stimulation of acupuncture points in middle-aged men and women for brain function improvement. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 17(1), 246. doi:10.1186/s12906-017-1754-8

Rehman, I. U., Bin-Chia Wu, D., Ahmed, R., Khan, N. A., Rahman, A. U., Munib, S., … Khan, T. M. (2018). A randomized controlled trial for effectiveness of zolpidem versus acupressure on sleep in hemodialysis patients having chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus. Medicine, 97(31), e10764. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000010764

Zhang S, Jia SH, Yang LJ, Jin ZG. Clinical trials of treatment of woman menopause insomnia due to disharmony between heart and kidney by body and auricular acupuncture]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2019 Jul 25;44(7):516-9. doi: 10.13702/j.1000-0607.180390

Moncayo, R., Rudisch, A., Kremser, C., & Moncayo, H. (2007). 3D-MRI rendering of the anatomical structures related to acupuncture points of the Dai mai, Yin qiao mai and Yang qiao mai meridians within the context of the WOMED concept of lateral tension: implications for musculoskeletal disease. BMC musculoskeletal disorders8, 33. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-8-33

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.