Kidney Meridian

Zhubin KI9: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Zhu: strong Bin: knee and leg
Zhubin is on the medial aspect of the leg. It strengthens the knee and leg.
Point: KI9
Chinese Name: 筑宾
English Name/Meaning: Guest House
Pinyin: zhú bīn
Han Geul 한글: chuk bin 축빈
Romaji: chiku hin
Vietnamese: Trúc tân


On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun superior to Taixi, KI 3, on the line drawn between Taixi, KI 3 and Yinggu,KI 10, about 1 cun posterior to the medial border of the tibia.


  • Clears the heart and transforms phlegm (phlegm fire obstructing the heart).
  • Quiets the spirit.

Indications of zhubin:

Mental disorders: mania, mania-depression disorder, raving, fury and cursing, vomiting of foamy.
Local disorders: pain in the foot and lower leg, hernia.


Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.


  • Xi-cleft point.
  • Crossing Point.
  • Helps with heavy metal toxicity.


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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