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
Fear withdrawal internal control driven stillness
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
Role
One of the main functions of the Kidney official is to empower conception, help with the birth and development of one's being. It empowers us to flow through life with purpose turning fear into wisdom. Related to our constitutional Qi and traveling through the 3 Jiao's it plays a key role in vitality. The kidney channel may show for many reasons any difficulties with conceiving; development delays fatigue or dominating fear patterns may be related to kidneys.
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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 Well
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 truth
KI-2
Ying Spring
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationFlow in loveremain openlet go of the false selfembrace the true self
KI-3
Key PointShu StreamYuan 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 truth
KI-4
Key PointLuo Point
EmotionsFearDrivenFocusedcalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecuritiesragefreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight
KI-5
Xi-Cleft
pain acute conditions
KI-6
Master PointYin Qiao Mai
anxiety overwhelm fear sense of urgency calm the mind
KI-7
Key PointJing River
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 truth
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 relationships
KI-9
support original self original self re-birth reborn authentic open up to others
KI-10
He Sea
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 FlowTonificationSedation
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
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 self
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
KI-27