[KID-1 Gushing Spring YONGQUAN –] On the sole of the foot, in a depression between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, at the junction of the anterior third and the posterior two-thirds of the sole.
How to find
Measure one third from the anterior border of the sole of the
foot. Palpate for a pressure-sensitive point dorsal to the balls of
the foot, at the midpoint of the width of the foot.
Acupressure is commonly used instead; moxibustion is possible. For the treatment
of collapse, unconsciousness, shock or a severe excess condition,
this point should be strongly stimulated; in pronounced deficiency
conditions, stimulation should be applied more cautiously.
● Revives collapsed Yang
● Clears excess, Heat and Wind from the head, lowers Yang
● Calms the shen
Jing-well point, Wood point, sedation point, entry point. KID-1
is the lowest acupuncture point on the body and the only point
on the sole of the foot. For this reason, it plays an important role
in Qigong, forming a grounding point in the centre of the foot,
where the energies of the Earth and Man unite. During practice,
the centre of gravity should be above this point.