Simple Tips for Keeping Your Family Healthy

By P. Sze | Last updated: December 11, 2022

Massage Kidney-9 Acupuncture Point And These 2 Other Points Daily To Rejuvenate Your Hair

No one wants to lose their beloved hair, but unfortunately, hair loss is an issue most of us will face at some points in our lives. We try to prevent it at all costs by trying different creams, supplements, diets, and even laser treatments. In addition to these, you can also try acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM), which according to experts, can provide excellent results in preventing hair loss, without any side effects.

The Kidney-9 acupuncture point, when used in combination with the pressure points Bl-23 and KI-1, helps restore and rejuvenate your hair. A regular acupuncture or acupressure treatment can help stimulate new hair growth. Kidney 9 is an acupuncture point on the kidney meridian, and it can be found on the inside of the calf. It is located approximately 5 cun(5 finger-width) above the tip of the inner bone of the ankle, and 1 cun behind the rear of the tibia. If you draw a line between your ankle and your knee cap, the acupoint is approximately 1/3 from your ankle.

Besides supporting hair, the Kidney- 9 acupuncture point also helps in neurological disorders, foot and lower leg pain, and hernia.

The Function Of The Kidney According To TCM

The traditional Chinese way of keeping hair shiny and healthy is very different from the western perspective but has proven its efficacy with time.

In TCM, the role of the kidney is distinct from that of Western medicine and is strongly linked to our hair, bones, and even the brain. It is regarded to be a crucial part of the conservation of vital energy. When we age, our hair starts to turn grey, we forget stuff and have trouble urinating. According to TCM, these concerns can be closely linked to the kidneys.

Perform Acupressure At Home

Fortunately, acupressure is a natural and straightforward method free from side effects that you can follow at the comfort of your home to get long, shiny, and beautiful hair. While acupuncture involves the insertion of needles at specific pressure points in the body and can only be done by an expert, acupressure can be easily performed by yourself using your hands.

By stimulating kidney points on feet to stimulate the energy channels or meridians through which life energy flows, they may help alleviate various discomforts in the body.

According to Chinese experts, these 3 acupressure points for kidney and bladder should be stimulated regularly to maintain healthy kidney functions and prevent various problems caused by deficient kidneys.

Acupoint: KD-9 (Other Names: Kidney-9/Zhu Bin/Guest House)

On applying pressure on this point, anyone with a weak kidney will feel a sharp pain and pressure in the kidney region. Poor circulation in the body can cause cold hands and feet, and edema. The Kidney-9 acupuncture point can help improve blood circulation in the lower body, reduce physical fatigue, and assist in motion sickness.

How to stimulate this point

Use your finger to press the Kidney-9 acupuncture point for 5 seconds and then release it. Repeat this 5 times.

Acupoint: Bl-23 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-23/Shen Shu/Kidney Transporter)

This acupressure point for kidney and bladder is located on both sides of the spine. It is closely linked to the autonomic nerve that regulates body functions. It is an important point that is beneficial for the treatment of visceral diseases. People who suffer from kidney failure and are undergoing dialysis mostly have to lie down for a long time, which leads to lower back pain. Stimulating Bl 23 can promote the blood flow in the kidneys and prevent further damage, and can also help reduce lower back pain.

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How to stimulate this point

Place a softball on the back of any chair and use the ball to stimulate the two Bl23 points at the back. You can also place the softball on your bed and stimulate this point for 30 seconds to 1 minute while lying down.

Acupoint: KI-1 (Other Names: Kidney-1/Yong Quan/Gushing Spring)

This kidney point on feet is located on the sole and is the first or starting point of the kidney meridian. Pressing and stimulating KI1 can help improve blood circulation from the toe and across the whole body, which can help relieve the symptoms of cold hands and feet. It also helps to reduce fatigue and improve blood circulation.

How to stimulate this point

Press your finger for 5 seconds and then let go, do it 5 times in a row, with both feet. You can also use a softball on the floor and step on the ball to stimulate this point for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute.


If you are experiencing hair loss or hair issues of any kind, do try pressing and stimulating the kidney-9 acupuncture point and the KI1 and Bl 23 points at least once a day to restore your overall health and the beauty of your hair.

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P. Sze

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P. Sze is the founder of TCM Tips and Dragon Acupuncture®. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first-class honor in Civil Engineering. She also holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is the brain behind the innovative TCM products of Dragon Acupuncture®. She is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Auricular Therapy: Application of Ear Seeds (ISBN 978-1520451398) and Facial Gua Sha - Fight the Signs of Aging Naturally and Inexpensively (ISBN 978-1980678922). She has dedicated her life to ensuring that the complex theories behind oriental medicine and the seemingly dangerous techniques that involve needles and fire do not scare you from trying oriental medicine. This is why she writes endlessly about acupressure and its countless health and wellness benefits.

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