Kidney Meridian

Huangshu KI16: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Huang: huang-membranes     Shu: to transport
The Qi of the kidney infuses from Huangshu into the Huang membrane.
Point: KI16
Chinese Name: 肓俞
English Name/Meaning: Vitals Transporter
Pinyin: huāng shū
Han Geul 한글: hwang yu 황유
Romaji: kō yu
Vietnamese: Hoang du


0.5 cun lateral to the umbilicus, at the level of Shenque (REN8).

Functions of huangshu:

  • Harmonizes the stomach and sedates rebellious Qi.
  • Reduces local pain around the navel.


Abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun.


Meeting point of Kidney and chong vessel.


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.