Fuliu acupoint(KI 7) belongs to the Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin, which can relieve and treat nephritis, abdominal distension, bowel, edema, diarrhea,athlete’s foot, leg swelling, urinary tract infection, etc.

Location of Fuliu acupoint

2 cun above Taixi acupoint (KI 3) on the anterior border of the achilles tendon.

fuliu acupoint

What is meaning of Fuliu

FuLiu:Fu,refers to again,Liu,refers to slip away quietly. The name of Fuliu means that the water dampness-Qi of the kidney meridian absorbs heat and evaporates again. The substance of this acupoint is the cold dampness-Qi from the Zhaohai acupoint. After ascending to point, it absorbs heat and evaporates again, and the blood Qi disappeared like a slip away, hence the name.

What is Fuliu acupoint used for

Indications:Nephritis, abdominal distension, bowel, edema, diarrhea, night sweats,  athlete’s foot, leg swelling, urethritis, urinary tract infection etc.

Effects:Nourishes the kidney and yin

Clinical application:

Digestive system diseases, such as: dysentery, diarrhea, and constipation;

ENT diseases, such as: tinnitus, deafness, and myopia;

urogenital diseases, such as: urinary tract infections, nephritis , Orchitis, spermatorrhea;

others, such as: encephalitis,uterine bleeding, myelitis, peritonitis, hemorrhoid bleeding, diabetes, lumbar muscle, etc.

Fuliu Acupoint Therapy

Massage therapy

For swollen legs

Use thumb to press and rub the Fuliu acupoint 100~200 times to treat swollen legs.

For earache

Although Fuliu point is located on the foot, it is very helpful for earache caused by otitis and inner otitis.

Grasp the ankle and press the Fuliu acupoint with thumb slightly to relieve headache or earache. Press together with the Taixi acupoint will enhance the effect.

For night sweats

First press and knead Hegu acupoint for 2 minutes until you feel soreness, and then gently press Fuliu acupoint for 2 minutes.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion with moxa sticks the Fuliu acupoiont for 5-20 minutes,which can relieve edema, abdominal distension, and night sweats.

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy for 5-10 minutes, once every other day to relieve abdominal distension and edema.

Gua Sha Therapy

Scrape the Fuliu acupoint from top to bottom with a slight intensity to treat diarrhea and gonorrhea.

Acupuncture Therapy

Straight puncture 0.8-1 cun;

Compatibility of Fuliu Acupoints

Combined with Zhongji and Yingu acupoints,used for relieving and treating uroschesisn;

Combined with Houxi and Yinqi acupoints,used for relieving and treating night sweats.

Fuliu Acupoints FAQs:

Q:When is the best time to massage Fuliu acupoint?

Fuliu belongs to the kidney meridian of Foot-Shaoyin.The kidney meridian of Foot-Shaoyin is most vigorous between 5 and 7 p.m. therefore,It will help the circulation of Qi and blood, nourish the kidneys during this time massaging Fuliu acupoint.

Q:What are the benefits of massaging Fuliu acupoint?

Chinese medicine believes that the kidney controlling water metabolism,it will cause renal dysfunction that lead to abnormal water metabolism in the body if kidney deficiency.therefore,It can nourish yin and the kidney, and make water metabolism normal by massaging Fuliu acupoint.