Kidney Meridian

Siman KI14: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Si: fourth Man: fullness
Siman is the fourth point of the kidney meridian on the abdomen, and is indicated in abdominal distension.
Point: KI14
Chinese Name: 四滿
Name: Siman
English Name/Meaning: Four Fullnesses
Pinyin: sì mǎn
Han Geul 한글: sa man 사만
Romaji: shi man
Vietnamese: Tứ mãn


2 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Shimen (REN5).


Regulates Conceptiona and governor vessels and supplies Kidney qi and circulates fluid.

Indications of siman:

Abdominal pain and distension, Diarrhoea, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea, postpartum abdominal pain.


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.

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