Kidney 6

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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.

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Location of Acupressure Point KI 6

On the medial side of the foot 1 cun below the medial malleolus. Apply the Water Element Acupressure 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 Miscarriagekidney yin tonic organic formula

For infertility due to Kidney Deficiency  apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 6, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion), the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) for the above 3 point. Apply the Conception Vessel (Ren Mai) Acupressure Stick to Acupressure point Ren 6, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Night Sweats

For night sweats due to Kidney Yin Deficiency apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick Acupressure Point Kidney 6 and 3 using the tonification method and to acupressure point Kidney 7 using reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider our organic Yin Valley herbal formula

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 Element Acupressure Stick Acupressure Point Kidney 6 acupressure point Lung 7 (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick and add our organic Yin Valley herbal formula


Tonify 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

  • Nourishes Yin
  • Benefits the Eyes
  • Benefits the Throat
  • Clears Deficient Heat
  • Cools the Blood
  • Calms the Spirit
  • Opens the Chest
  • Regulates the Lower Jiao

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.



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