KI 6 Acupuncture Point

Kidney 6, Abbreviated as KI 6 or KID 6, Transliterated Zhaohai in Chinese, Shining Sea in English.

KI 6 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.

KI 6 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Dryness and soreness of throat, constipation, retention of urine
  • Irregular menstruation, bloody leukorrhea, prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye disorders

KI 6 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Nourishes the Kidneys, clears deficiency-Heat, regulates the Yin Qiao vessel, benefits the throat, benefits the eyes, calms the Shen.


Master Point of the Yin Qiao Vessel (couple with LU 7)


KI 6 is one of the best points to nourish Kidney Yin.