Futonggu acupoint (KI 20)belongs to the kidney meridian of Foot-Shaoyin,which is commonly used for abdominal pain, abdominal gaseous distension, vomiting, and indigestion.

Location of Futonggu

5 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 13.

Futonggu acupoint

What is the meaning of Futonggu

Futonggu:Fu,refers to the acupoint located on the abdomen. tong, refers to channel,gu,refers to valley,the depression between the two mountains. The name of “Futonggu” means that the Chongmai Qi of kidney channel cooling down into the water after absorbing heat are injected into the ground. The substance of this acupoint is the dampness-qi from the Yindu acupoint.After reaching the acupoint, it dissipates and cools down into water is injected into the ground from the ground pores of the acupoint,hence the name.

What is Futonggu used for

Abdominal distension, abdominal pain, vomiting,gastritis, gastric ulcer, etc.other gastrointestinal diseases.

Futonggu acupoint therapy

Put the index finger and middle finger together,press the point in clockwise and counterclockwise for 2 minutes.It can dredge the meridians, regulate the intestines and stomach, relieve the functions of the spleen, stomach, liver and kidneys, and prevent gastrointestinal diseases if long-term massage.

Compatibility of Futonggu Acupoint

Combined with Shenmai point and Zhaohai point to treat epilepsy and palpitations;

Combined with Shangwan point and Zusanli point to treat incoordination between spleen and stomach;

Combined with Neiguan and Zhongwan points to treat adverse rising of stomach-qi.