KI-7 (Fu Liu)

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Chinese Name:

Fuliu 复溜

English translation:

Returning Current

Location:

On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 2 cun directly above KID 3, anterior to tendo calcaneus.

Classification:

Jing-River point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Borborygmus, diarrhoea/dysentry, oedema, paralysis of lower limbs (wei syndrome).
  • Night sweats, minute pulse.
  • Abdominal distension, foot swelling/limb swelling, febrile diseases without sweating, spontaneous sweating/absence of sweating, lin syndrome, orchitis, low back pain. 

Functions:

Strengthens the Kidneys, resolves Dampness, regulates sweating, treats edema, strengthens the low back.

Notes:

Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .6 - 1.0 cun.