Kidney Meridian

Shufu KI27: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Shu: point Fu: organ
The Qi of the kidney infuses from shufu into the fu organs.
Point: KI27
Chinese Name: 俞府
Name: Shufu
English Name/Meaning: Shu Mansion
Pinyin: shū fǔ
Han Geul 한글: yu bu 유부
Romaji: yu fu
Vietnamese: Du phủ


In the depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Functions and indications:

  • Relaxes chest and sedates rebellious Qi (cough, chest pain, chest congestion).
  • Calms dyspnoea and supresses cough (asthma attack, breathing problems).


Transverse-oblique insertion, directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.


  • Soothing calming, sedating point for chronic asthma.
  • Common point for depression and grief.


Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the lung.


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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