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Shuiquan KI5: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Shuiquan KI5: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Shuiquan KI5: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
November 30
12:01 2018
Shuiquan-KI5

Shuiquan-KI5

Nomenclature:

Shui: water Quan: spring
Shuiquan means water source. The kidney dominates water clearance. This point is a Xi-cleft point of the kidney meridian and indicated in treating dribbling of urine.
Point: KI5
Chinese Name: 水泉
English Name/Meaning: Water Spring
Pinyin: shuǐ quán
Han Geul 한글: su cheon 수천
Romaji: sui sen
Vietnamese: Thủy tuyền

Location:

1 cun inferior to KI 3 in a depression anterior and superior to the calcaneal tuberosity (the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon into the calcaneum).

Functions:

Shuiquan regulates conception and governor vessel and benefits menstruation and urination.

Indications of shuiquan:

  • Various menstrual disorders such as amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea and delayed menstruation, characterized either by the deficiency of blood or stasis of blood.
  • Urinary disorder: Dysuria.
  • Eye problems: poor vision.

Method:

Oblique perpendicular insertion directed away from the bone, 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Remarks:

Xi-cleft point.

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