Zhaohai acupoint(KI 6) belongs to the kidney meridian of Foot-Shaoyin, which is commonly used for dry throat,insomnia, neurasthenia,sleepiness, panic,swelling and pain of eyes, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, vaginal itching, hernia,frequency urination, athlete’s foot.

Location of Zhaohai acupoint

In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.

shuiquan acupoint

What is meaning of Zhaohai

Zhaohai:Zhao,refers to illumination,Hai,refers to the sea,here is a larger water area. The name of Zhaohai means that a large amount of water in the kidney meridian evaporates here. The substance of this point is the water of the ground from the ShuiQuan acupoint.After reaching this point, it forms a larger water area where is calm as a mirror.so it will be evaporated a lot of water,hence the name.

What is Zhaohai acupoint used for

  • Acute tonsillitis, chronic pharyngitis, dry throat, swelling and pain of eye;
  • Neurasthenia, hysteria, epilepsy, insomnia, panic, etc.;
  • Gynecological syndromes such as uterine prolapse, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea,leukorrhea with reddish discharge, frequent urination, etc.;
  • Constipation, hernia, athlete’s foot, paralysis of lower limbs, etc.

Benefits of Massaging Zhaohai acupoint

Relieve insomnia

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the main cause of insomnia is the incompatibility of the heart and the kidneys, If people will keep balance of yin and yang in the body, so there will be no insomnia.In contrast,It is easy to cause insomnia. Zhaohai is a main acupoint on the kidney meridian, which is beneficial for nourishing yin and strengthening the kidney,and also connects with the bladder meridian.So  it can regulate the balance of yin and yang,and treat insomnia caused by heart-kidney incompatibility if long-term massaging the acupoint.

Relieve sore throat

Throat swelling and pain caused by the rising of the deficiency of internal heat due to kidney deficiency.Massaging Zhaohai acupoint can be help for nourishing yin and clearing away internal heat,relieve sore throat, also help for chronic pharyngitis if long-term massaging the acupoint.

Relieve shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is mostly caused by cold-evil invade muscles and bones, and stagnate in the meridian due to insufficient Qi and blood.It can reactivate the lung where is important for Qi and blood,relax bones and muscles, clear away cold-evil,and relieve shoulder pain if massaging the acupoint.

Zhaohai acupoint therapy

Tree massing available for sore throat

  • Use the thumbs of both hands to knead the Zhaohai point on both sides for 3-5 minutes until you will feel soreness.
  • Use the thumb to press and rub the Zhaohai acupoint 20 times in clockwise first, and then counterclockwise, and repeat 5 times.
  • Use the thumb or palm to press the Zhaohai acupoint from top to bottom for 5 minutes.

In order to enhance the effect of relieving sore throat, you can also alternately press the Lieque, Taixi and Tiantu points;

Compatibility with Zhaohai

Combined with Lieque, Tiantu, Taichong, Lianquan acupoint used for throat disorders;

Combined with Shenmen, Fengchi, Sanyinjiao acupoint,used for insomnia caused by yin deficiency and internal heat;

Combined with Hegu,Lieque point,used for swelling and pain of the throat;

Combined with Zhongji and Sanyinjiao point,used for irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, and leukorrhea with reddish discharge;

Combined with Shenshu, Guanyuan and Sanyinjiao,used for irregular menstruation.