Kidney Meridian

Yongquan KI1 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Yong: To gush Quan: Spring
Water weiling up is called a gushing spring. Yongquan is on the depression of the sole and the Qi of the meridian flows upwards like a gushing spring.

Point: KI 1
Chinese Name: 涌泉
Name: Yong Quan
English Name/Meaning: Gushing Spring
Pinyin: yǒng quán
Han Geul 한글: yong cheon 용천
Romaji: yu sen
Vietnamese: Dũng tuyền


On the sole, in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion, and in the anterior depression when the foot is flexed, approximately at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of the sole.(excluding toe).


  • Clears kidney heat (Excess or deficiency heat).
  • Opens sensory orifices (Loss of consciousness, bring back Yangqi, clears brain).
  • Calms the spirit (For live yang rising problems, irritability, angry, high blood pressure, drains heat from heart).

Indications of Yongquan:

  • Yongquan is main point to activate the brain-energy for waking up a patient from unconsciousness: syncope, hysteria, etc.
  • Headache, dizziness;
  • Sore throat, loss of voice;
  • Insomnia, psychosis, infantile convulsions;
  • Feverish sensation in the sole;
  • Constipation, difficulty in urination.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun


Jing-Well Point
Entry Point
Son (reducing) point

Read About Other Points of Kidney Meridian

KI2-Rangu-然谷               KI3-Taixi-太溪           KI4-Dazhong-大鐘          KI5-Shuiquan-水泉  KI6-Zhaohai-照海          KI7-Fuliu-复溜            KI8-Jiaoxin-交信          KI9-Zhubin-筑宾          KI10-Yingu-阴谷        KI11-Henggu-横骨           KI12-Dahe-大赫          KI13-Qixue-气穴          KI14-Siman-四满        KI15-Zhongzhu-中注        KI16-Huangshu-肓俞          KI17-Shangqu-商曲        KI18-Shiguan-石关     KI19-Yindu-阴都      KI20-Futonggu-复通谷   KI21-Youmen-幽门           KI22-Bulang-步廊           KI23-Shenfeng-神封           KI24-Lingxu-灵虚          KI25-Shencang-神藏          KI26-Yuzhong-彧中        KI27-Shufu-俞府


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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