Acupuncture Point Yong Quan (Kd1)

Acupuncture Point Yong Quan (Kd1)

Acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) has been practiced for thousands of years. It requires insertion of thin acupuncture needles through your skin at strategic points on the body. All the points are connected by meridians, and they are responsible for overall health. Additionally, TCM practitioners believe that there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points in the human body. One of the most useful points is Point Yong Quan. 

What is Acupuncture Point Yong Quan?

Yong Quan Acupuncture Point (Kd1) is one of the most useful points located on Shaoyin Kidney Meridian of foot-KI.(足少阴肾经)To be more specific, it is on the plantar where between the second toe and third toe. The meaning of Yong Quan in Chinese: Quan means Spring or Spring Water, and Yong means outflow from inside. Yong Quan by definition means Qi will outflow to surface at this acupuncture point.

Yong Quan is mainly used for lung problems and excretory system. It is including in Wood Points. Usually, liquids with temperature higher than normal body temperature will outflow from this point. It could help with radiating and growing Qi.

What are the benefits of massaging Point Yong Quan?

It will help to solve the following problems:

  1. Dizziness, heat stroke, epilepsy, and emergency problems in children including convulsions.
  2. Headache
  3. Sore Throat
  4. Difficult urination and constipation
  5. Heat plantar
  6. Anxiety and night sweats

In addition, massage point Yong Quan could help solve other problems related to Kidney Meridian. This acupuncture point is often used in the treatments of shock, hypertension, insomnia, hysteria, epilepsy, convulsion, nervous headaches and difficult urination. Many acupuncturists and herbalists also put plasters with herbs on this acupuncture points to cure patients.

How to do acupuncture on Point Yong Quan?

Method: Using acupuncture needles insert straightly into this acupuncture point for about 0.5 cun to 1 cun.

Location: On sole, in depression with foot in plantar flexion, at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of line connecting base of the 2nd and 3rd toes with the heel.

In conclusion, you can massage point Yong Quan everyday to help with kidney health and keep energetic. However, if you have the real health conditions that are mentioned above, it is better for you to go for a therapist such as acupuncturist. Acupuncturists would use acupuncture needles to accelerate your healing process. There is no need to worry about acupuncture needles because high quality needles are very sharp while smooth. These two characteristics indicate that you will not feel any pains during acupuncture needle insertion.


Please remember that it is important to find a reliable acupuncturist. We recommend if you want to do acupuncture. It has a good environment while the acupuncturist is professional and friendly. The acupuncturist Xiao Lei Wang is a professional TCM therapist with Quebec registered acupuncturist licence. He focuses on helping patients with Traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping therapies. You can find more about him on his own acupuncture clinic website. You could also book an appointment on the website.

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