Henggu acupoint(KI 11) belongs to the Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin, which can relieve abdominal distension, urinary problems, urinary incontinence, etc.

Location Of Henggu acupoint

5 cun below Shenque acupoint(CV 8),0.5 cun lateral to Qugu acupoint(CV 2).

henggu acupoint

What is the meaning of Henggu

“Henggu Point”:”Heng” refers to the horizontal movement of wind-qi in the points. “Gu” refers to the water-qi. The name of HengGu means that the water-qi of the kidney meridian transmits horizontally here. The substance of this acupoint is the cold dampness-qi from the Yingu acupoint. After reaching the point, it horizontally spreads out of the acupoint due to heat absorption.hence the name.

What is Henggu acupoint used for

Lower abdominal distension, poor urination, enuresis, urinary obstruction, nocturnal emission, impotence, hernia, testicular swelling and pain, urinary incontinence, etc.

Henggu acupoint therapy

Massage therapy

Use thumb to press and rub Henggu acupoint for 100-200 times every day, it can treat hernia and impotence.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion Henggu points with moxa sticks for 5-20 minutes, once a day, it can relieve issues, such as: abdominal pain, hernia, anus prolapse, and impotence.

Henggu Point Compatibility

Combined with Zhongji and Sanyinjiao to treat epilepsy;

Combined with Guanyuan, Shenshu, Zhishi, and Dahe to treat impotence, nocturnal emission, uterine bleeding, and irregular menstruation.