Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.

TCM Actions: Tonifies Kidney Qi, Yang and Yin. Nourishes Kidney Jing (Essence). Strengthens the lower back. Nourishes Blood (Xue). Benefits bones and marrow. Resolves humidity. Tonifies Uterus, Ren Mai, Du Mai and Chong Mai. Brightens the eyes. Benefits the ears and bladder.

Indications: Tiredness. Lack of willpower. Depression. Negativity. Impotence. Lack of libido. Seminal emissions. Premature ejaculation. Pain and cold sensation in the lower back and knees. Weak knees. Low back pain. Deficient Blood (Xue). Blurred vision. Dry eyes. Glaucoma. Decreased vision. Dizziness. Scanty, excessive or irregular menstruation. Amenorrhea. Weak bones. Osteoporosis. Arthritis. Osteomalacia. Leg edema. Difficulty urinating. Cloudy urine. Nocturnal enuresis. Urinary incontinence. Blood in the urine. Asthma caused by the non-receipt of the Kidney Qi. Tinnitus. Deafness. Poor memory. Low concentration. Drowsiness. Kidney stone.

Target area: Lower back. Ears.

Point Name and Meaning: Shenshu – Kidneys Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Kidneys

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]




*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.