Dazhong KI4: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Da: big Zhong: heel
Dazhong is at the heel and the calcaneous bone is big, hence the name.
Point: KI4
Chinese Name: 大鐘
English Name/Meaning: Great Bell
Pinyin: dà zhōng
Han Geul 한글: dae jong 대종
Romaji: dai shō?
Vietnamese: Đại chung


Approximately 0.5 cun posterior to the midpoint of the line drawn between K3 and K5,on the anterior border of the Achilles tendon.

Functions and indications of dazhong:

  • Regulates the kidneys, urine and harmonizes the blood.So is beneficial for pain and stiffness of the lower back, retention and drippling of urine, menstrual disorders, spitting of blood.
  • Benefits the spirit.So is beneficial in treating psycho-emotional disorders: dementia, mental retardation, somnolence, propensity to anger,fright, fear and unhappiness.
  • Treating disorders in regions reached by the luo-connecting channel. Luo-connecting channel ascends to a point below the PC. So is beneficial in palpitations, restlessness and agitation of the Heart with fullness and vomiting.
  • Help the kidney absorb the Qi and support lung so is beneficial for lung disorders like cough, asthma, heavyness in chest.
  • Local disorders: heel pain.


Oblique-perpendicular insertion directed anteriorly 0.5 cun.


  • Luo connecting point
  • Good for Heel pain.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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