Kidney Meridian

Zhong-zhu KI15: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Zhong-zhu KI15
Zhong-zhu KI15


Zhong: middle Zhu: to pour
The Qi of the kidney meridian pours from zhong-zhu into the middle jiao.
Point: KI15
Chinese Name: 中注
English Name/Meaning: Middle Flow
Pinyin: zhōng zhù
Han Geul 한글: jung ju 중주
Romaji: chū chū
Vietnamese: Trung chú


1 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Yinjiao (Ren5).

Functions and Indications of Zhong-zhu:

Regulates Conception and governor vessels and supplies Kidney qi and circulates fluid. So, is beneficial in irregular menstruation, Dysmenorrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Constipation.


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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