Point of Interest

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

YongQuan Kid 1

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.

● 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.

Published by Robin Grant, RMT Registered Massage & Shiatsu Therapy

Robin Grant, RMT. LST. I am a Registered Massage Therapist with a clinical focus on Shiatsu Therapy, Reflexology and Qigong (Chi Kung) Mindful Movement Exercise . I have more than 25 years experience in helping a wide range of clients to de-stress and to connect with their innate self healing abilities - Passionate practitioner, instructor and lively public speaker.

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