Point of Interest

KID-1  YONGQUAN (Bubbling Spring)- Acupuncture/pressure point


YongQuan Kid 1

Location
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; 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.

Actions/Indications
● Revives collapsed Yang
● Calms the Shen (Spirit)

Special features
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.