Kidney Ki

Kidney Ki

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
The root of original yin and yang, houses the will, foundation of CV and Chong Mai.
Areas / Symptoms
Lumbar pain weak knees urinary problems
Brief Psychology
Fearsafetywithdrawalinternal controldrivenstillnesswisdom
TCM Muscles
Primary functions
Stores essence dominates reproduction growth and development produces marrow filling the brain dominating bones assisting in production of blood dominates water controls the reception of qi opens into the ears dominates the anus and urethra
Overview
Begins beneath the little toe, crosses to Ki1, runs up the medial aspect of the leg, intersects the Spleen channel at Sp6, continues to the medial aspect of the popliteal fossa, runs to the tip of the coccyx where it intersects Gv1, threads its way through the spine enters the kidney from L2, one branch ascends through the liver and diaphragm, enters the lung and ascends to the throat to terminate at the root of the tongue, another branch separates in the lung, joins with the heart and disperses in the chest to link with Pc and Cv17, another branch emerges from the kidney to connect with the bladder, intersects CV at CV3, CV4 and CV7, as it moves up the anterior surface of the torso to end at Ki27.
6 Channel Partner
Divergent Channel
Separates at knee, intersects Bl divergent channel at thigh, connects with kidneys, crosses the Dai Mai near L2, ascends to the root of the tongue and emerges at the nape of the neck where it connects with the Bl channel
Luo Connecting Channel
Begins at Ki4, encircles heel (posterior), connects with Bl channel; travels from Ki4 to the just below the pericardium where it spreads into the last 4 lumber vertebra
Sinew Channel
Little toe, inferior medial malleolus, ascends leg, medial condyle of tibia, medial thigh to genitals, a branch travels internally to the spinal vertebra where it ascends the inner aspect of the spine to the nape of the neck where it binds to the occiput
Channel Meeting points
Sp6, Gv1, Cv3, Cv4, Cv7, Cv17
Time of Day
5pm to 7pm
Negative Aspects
afraid frozen hopeless
Positive Aspects
wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven
Related to Spine (Organ)
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Cutaneous region

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Key aspects

  • Connects with kidneys, bladder, lumbar spine
  • Growth, reproduction and development
  • Bones, marrow
  • Extremely important because connects to fires of life (lower dantian) which contains our life force energy (jing)
  • Signs of deficiency: urinating at night, poor bladder control, lumbar pain and weak knees
  • Metabolism – includes adrenals and thyroid function
  • Underpins the yin of the body – ie. water / fluids
  • Underpins the yang of the body – ie. function particularly water metabolism, digestion and breathing in
  • Good for organ and channel
  • Metabolism
  • Water processing
  • Heat Cold

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
KI-1
Spirit PointKey PointJing WellWood Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationGroundingrageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflightlet go of the false selfembrace the true selfrecovery of the lost selflost selfjinginternal selfcore selfspiritfatigueshed fictional selfshed maskre-establishing connection with spiritliving our truthaspiration vs expectations fixed goals new chapter and hope aspiration expectations connection to heart aspirations Clearing heat restoring consciousness rescuing collapse excess and heat from distal end of channel Stagnation and fullness in chest Disorders of the spirit
KI-2
Ying SpringFire Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationFlow in loveremain openlet go of the false selfembrace the true selfFear fear based anxiety facing fears separation failure fear of failure fear of intimacy vigilance fear of fearHeat in body Diseases of the yang channels zang pathogens along channel and at distal end
KI-3
Key PointShu StreamYuan PointEarth Point
QiLingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationEmotionsControlOriginal Qirecovery of the lost selflost selfjinginternal selfcore selfspiritfatigueshed fictional selfshed maskre-establishing connection with spiritliving our truthconnection being of service to connect core connection to heart empty mind to access knowing deeper selfinsufficient digestive firepartially digested foodlow energyBalanceFor Yin channels – for tonifying and harmonising their respective zang yin organsFor yang channels – treat disorders of their channel (not the fu) Heaviness of the body and pain of the joints Intermittent diseases such as malaria
KI-4
Key PointLuo Point
EmotionsFearDrivenFocusedcalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecuritiesragefreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight fear based anxiety facing fears separation failure fear of failure fear of intimacy vigilance fear of feartrust trust ourselves trust others vigilenceQi Flow
KI-5
Xi-Cleft
pain acute conditionsFear fear based anxiety facing fears separation failure fear of failure fear of intimacy vigilance fear of fear
KI-6
Master PointYin Qiao Mai
anxiety overwhelm fear sense of urgency calm the mindBalance head and heartUnity shoulder burden yin accepts yang analysis vs intuition empty mind to deal with others flexibly life flows on hearts path thoughts and feelings
KI-7
Key PointJing RiverMetal Point
loss and return of original nature tonify Ki yin and yang primordial qi original natureJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationrecovery of the lost selflost selfjinginternal selfcore selfspiritfatigueshed fictional selfshed maskre-establishing connection with spiritliving our truthconnection being of service to connect core connection to heart empty mind to access knowing deeper selfShort breath and asthma Speech and voice Sinews and bones
KI-8
Xi-CleftYin Qiao Mai
Emotions Trust trusting open confident honest connections good relationship within ourself faith in ourself faith innate nature destinypain acute conditionscalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecuritiessincere sincerity trust communication truth integrity connection honest relationshipstrust trust ourselves trust others vigilence
KI-9
Xi-Cleft
support original self original self re-birth reborn authentic open up to others
KI-10
He SeaWater Point
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationDisorders of the stomach and intestines Eating and drinking Points on knee influence the fu (yang organs) Skin disorders
KI-11
protection structure core essense core vitality
KI-12
overcome fear on inward connection inner nature overcome shame overcome guilt sexuality unconscious beliefs fears motivations fertility
KI-13
vital life force creative life giving energy past traumas move forward create own path creative life force
KI-14
fullness sufficiency flow change contentment satisfaction balance
KI-15
flow from centre stable centred flow from core move through life express true self
KI-16
vitality link fire and water inner nature outward expression joy peace balance
KI-17
flexibility plans inner nature overcome obstacles
KI-18
inner nature express self integrate with outside
KI-19
KI-20
overcoming fear overcome doubt loss of faith feeling lost lost in life overly driven deep seated fears open heart nourishment
KI-21
overcome fears manifest destiny internal wisdom core wisdom power of spirit full potential
KI-22
Fear fear based anxiety facing fears separation failure fear of failure fear of intimacy vigilance fear of fear
KI-23
Spirit Point
sealed heart lacks authority inner knowingThe Heart Spirit Heart Balance of Yin and Yang overcome major hurdles transformation spirit purpose destinylet go of the false selfembrace the true self
KI-24
Spirit Point
Connection to the Dao or spirit power to effect changeThe Heart Spirit Heart Balance of Yin and Yang overcome major hurdles transformation spirit purpose destinyQiLinglet go of the false selfembrace the true selfconnection to spirit spiritual transformation
KI-25
Spirit Point
spirit true pathThe Heart Spirit Heart Balance of Yin and Yang overcome major hurdles transformation spirit purpose destinylet go of the false selfembrace the true self
KI-26
forward flow connect deeper self express deeper self express heart’s intention reach out at heart level shine brightly inner self flowing into world
KI-27
Qi Flow