KI 1 Acupuncture Point

Kidney 1, Abbreviated as KI 1 or KID 1, Transliterated Yong Quan in Chinese, Bubbling Well in English.

KI 1 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the sole, in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion, approximately at the anterior third and the posterior two-thirds of the line from the web between the 2nd and 3rd toes to the back of the heel.

KI 1 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Loss of consciousness, headache, pain of the neck, dizziness, infantile convulsion, manic psychosis
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Swelling of the pharynx, dryness of the tongue, dysuria, constipation
  • Hot sensation in the sole

KI 1 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Descends excess above, resuscitates, clears heat, calms the Shen, tonifies Yin, clears Empty-Heat.


Jing-Well point of the Kidney Meridian


KI 1 is an excellent point to subdue excess Liver Yang, Wind and/or Fire. Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.