Kidney Meridian

Fuliu KI7 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Fu: Continuing  Liu: flowing
Fuliu is above zhaohai (KI6) and refers to the Qi of the meridian flowing into the “sea”,  re-emerging and continuing to flow.

Point: KI7
Chinese Name: 復溜

English Name/Meaning: Returning Current
Pinyin: fù liū
Han Geul 한글: bong nyu 복류
Romaji: fuku ryū
Vietnamese: Phục lưu


On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 2 cun directly above Taixi(KI3), anterior to the Achilles tendon.


  • Regulates sweat pores (promotes sweating or stop sweating as needed).
  • Benefits the bladder (drains damp heat).
  • Tonifies kidney ( Especially Kidney yang).


  • Fuliu is major point for urinary disorders and sweating: Night sweats, anhidrosis, excessive sweating.
  • Also benefits edema, abdominal distention, diarrhea.
  • Atrophy or paralysis of the lower limbs.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.8-1 cun


Jing-River Point.
Good for sweating and urinary disorders.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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