Kidney 7

water element acupressure stickKidney 7 (KI7) is and important point for deficient heat and can be used for Kidney Yin Deficiency. It is often said that the Kidneys of Traditional Chinese Medicine are nearly always deficient and very rarely suffer from excess, thus the heat experienced with afternoon and night sweats is actually from Yin Deficiency and is not a sign of excess.

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

Purchase the Water Element Acupressure Stick to activate KI 7 here!

Other Name(s):

  • Fuliu
  • Deep-Lying White
  • Returning White
  • Outer Life
  • Glorious Yang

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Jing River Point
  • Metal Point
  • Tonification Point

Location: On the medial side of the foot 2 cun above acupressure point Kidney 3 next to the Achilles tendon

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

  • Resolves Internal Damp
  • Regulates the pores and sweating
  • Tonifies the Kidney Energetic Organ System
  • Clears Deficient Heat
  • Regulates the water passages

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Weak Lumbar Region of the Lower Back

For chronic achy lower back pain due to Kidney Deficiency or, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 7 and acupressure point Kidney 3 and acupressure point Bladder 60 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!

Night Sweats

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

Ankle Edema

For edema in the ankles apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 7 and consider our organic Yin Valley herbal formula and our Edema Foot Soak found here!

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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