Acupuncture Strategy - Kidney and Bladder Syndromes

Kidney and Bladder Syndromes

The kidney resides in the lumbar (lower back) region. The main physiological functions of the kidneys are storing essence, controlling water, grasping qi, producing marrow and filling up the brain with marrow (also referred to as the sea of marrow). The hair, ear, anal and the genital orifices are important areas to check kidney health. The kidney meridian communicates with the bladder meridian creating an exterior and interior relationship. The two organ systems influence each other closely.

Kidney syndromes Meridians for the selection of major acupoints Techniques Depletion of kidney qi The kidney, conception vessel and governor vessel meridians, in addition to the back transport points and alarm points of the kidney Mainly apply moxibustion and combine with reinforcing needling techniques if necessary Kidneys fail to grasp qi The kidney, conception vessel and governor vessel meridians as well also the back transport points and alarm points of the kidney Mainly apply moxibustion and combine with reinforcing needling techniques if necessary Deficient kidney leads to edema The kidney, conception vessel and governor vessel meridians Reinforcing needling techniques as well as moxibustion Deficiency in kidney yin The bladder and kidney meridians, as well as the acupoints on the lung and heart meridians Reinforcing needling techniques Localized symptoms along the course of kidney meridian e.g. numbness or weakness in the lower limbs The kidney meridian Either acupuncture or moxibustion
Bladder syndromes Meridians for the selection of major acupoints Techniques Deficiency of the lower burner The kidney and bladder meridians as well as the back transport points and alarm points of the bladder Both acupuncture and moxibustion Damp-heat in the lower burner The three yin meridians of the legs and also the bladder meridian and conception vessel meridian Reducing needling techniques Localized symptoms along the course of bladder meridian e.g. neck, back or lumbar problems The bladder meridian Either acupuncture or moxibustion, or a combination of the two methods
Kidney and Bladder Meridians