Zhongzhu KID-15 Acupuncture Point

Zhongzhu KID-15

Chinese: 中注

Pinyin: Zhōng Zhù

Location

1 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

How to locate

Divide the distance between the umbilicus center and the upper border of the pubic symphysis into 5 equal parts. Each part is about 1 cun. 

Siman KID-14 is 4 cun above the upper border of the public symphysis and 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Main actions

  1. Regulates the Intestines
  2. Regulates the Lower Burner

Needling

Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.

Commentary for Zhongzhu KID-15

All the Kidney points on the abdomen (from Henggu KID-11 to Youmen KID-21) are also part of the Penetrating Vessel. Thus their indications are related to both the Channel and the Vessel. 

The Penetrating Vessel is the 'Sea of Blood', 'Sea of the 12 Channel' as well as the 'Sea of the abdomen avenue'. Thus its points are often able to invigorate the Blood and Qi and remove Stagnation, especially in the abdomen. 

Zhongzhu KID-15 is not a major point of the Kidney Channel. Apart from the above features, its main function is to regulate the intestines and Lower Burner