Returning Current is ‘Fuliu’ KID 7 & this Metal acupuncture point that strengthens the Water meridian marks the return of the meridians trajectory up to Yingu (Yin Valley) the Water point on the Water Meridian. Travelling up the medial aspect of the thigh to enter the perineum & connect the kidney organ with the bladder organ to externalise at the great pubic bone Henggu KID 11 (some sources say ‘Vital/missing organ’ KID 16).
From Henggu (Qi Cave) to Huangshu KID 16 the meridians trajectory travels up the abdomen & chest to the Shen and Ling ‘spirit’ acupuncture points to Shufu (Shu Mansion) KID 27.
As a little side note, I find it fascinating that the foot shaoyin meridian being the water meridian shares ‘essence’ of water in its swirling trajectory (below the medial malleolus). Furthermore, the classical acupuncturists chose to name the foot shaoyin acupuncture points on the chest ‘Shen’ & ‘Ling’ which represents aspects related to the Spirit. It is very interesting that these ‘Spirit’ acupuncture points lie over the anatomical region of the Lungs, which the classical Chinese acupuncturists stated is where the Zong ‘Ancestral’ Qi gathers. Thus further highlighting the deep connection between spirit & the concept of our ancestors.
The description of the foot shaoyin (kidney) meridian above highlights key acupuncture points I personally use in my acupuncture practice either for palpatory diagnosis or as treatment acupuncture points. They have an amazing potential to regulate a range of systemic functions & in doing so ameliorate a range of health conditions and maladies.
As Always, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Giancarlo Nerini – Acupuncturist (Melbourne CBD)