Shuiquan KID-5 Acupuncture Point

Shuiquan KID-5

Chinese: 水泉

Pinyin: Shuǐ Quán

Location

1 cun directly below Taixi KID-3, in the depression over the joint space between the talus and calcaneus. 

How to locate

First locate Taixi KID-3, in the depression between the medial malleolus and Achilles tendon, level with the tip of the medial malleolus. 

From there, measure 1 cun inferiorly and locate Shuiquan KID-5 in a palpable depression over the joint space between the talus and calcaneus. 

Main actions

  1. Benefits urination
  2. Regulates the Uterus and menstruation

Needling

0.3–0.5 cun obliquely to vertically superior to the margin of the bone.

Commentary for Shuiquan KID-5

Like any Accumulation-Xi point, Shuiquan KID-5 is used mostly in acute Excess patterns to ease pain. It is effective in treating urinary disorders such as cystitis or urethritis. Typical symptoms are dribbling of urine and urination difficulties. 

 

On top of that, Accumulation-Xi points of the Yin Channels (eg: Kidney Channel here) have one more function that is indicated for Blood disorders. For the case of Shuiquan KID-5, it regulates the Uterus and menstruation. Manifestations include scanty, irregular and painful periods, amenorrhoea or Uterus prolapse.