The Daily Point: Ki-1, Bubbling Spring

by in Acupuncture February 11, 2012

Bubbling Spring Kidney 1
Element: Wood within the Water element
Location: Bottom sole of the foot, where the the Kidney meridian begins.

This wonderful point name denotes the image of a vibrant ground spring bubbling up with potential and life.  When tonified, Bubbling Spring enlivens and revitalizes Kidney qi (willpower, energy, motivation, endurance.)  As a wood point on a water meridian, it also contains the essence of wood: clarity, simplicity, and vision.

Further uses:
To descend qi that has risen to the head or chest (manifesting as heat.)  To sooth and alleviate heart palpitations, when Kidney and Heart qi are not communicating.  This point is where the Kidney qi makes contact with the earth, and so it is a strong point for grounding both physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Points should always be utilized within the larger context of a treatment plan prescribed by a licensed acupuncturist. 

MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
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About MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
MaryFatimah has practiced acupuncture for over 10 years, and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, and nationally board-certified by the NCCAOM. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health.