Kidney Acupressure points on the ankle

4 Kidney points on the ankle

There are 27 acupressure points on the Kidney meridian.
These four Kidney acupressure points are close together on the inner (medial) ankle.

Each point can be used for local ankle pain and, each point has specific uses. Let’s explore both the location and uses of each of these Kidney acupressure points.

Kidney 3 Acupressure Point

Kidney 3

On the medial (inside) surface of the ankle.
Level with the high point of the medial malleolus (inner ankle bone), half the distance to the Achilles Tendon.
To nourish the Kidney Organ System, to consolidate the Life Force.

Kidney 4 Acupressure PointKidney 4

On the medial (inside) surface of the ankle.
On the front edge of the Achilles Tendon, just below Kidney 3
To ease the emotion associated with the Kidney Organ System (fear).

Kidney 5 Acupressure PointKidney 5

On the medial (inside) surface of the ankle.
One cun below Kidney 3
Support harmonious menstruation

Kidney 6 Acupressure PointKidney 6

On the medial (inside) surface of the ankle.
One cun below the high point of the medial malleolous
To bolster Kidney Yin


How much pressure to use on these Kidney acupressure points?

The Kidney is a Yin Organ, so the Kidney meridian is also Yin in nature. When working with Yin acupressure points, use the following guidelines:
1. Make light contact with the point
2. Slowly increase the pressure while maintaining a soft, quiet energetic field within yourself.
3. Sink your attention and Qi into the point
4. Pay attention to the way your client responds. Adjust based on the response. If there is pain lighten up. If there is no sensation, increase pressure.
5. Explore, wonder, allow your intuition and observation of your client to guide you.

Kidney acupressure points 3, 4, 5, 6

Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Chira on September 24, 2021 at 1:13 am

    I have severe pain, a little behind KD3, and above KD4, what it can be? surely I have a urination issue, but how to treat it?

    • Cindy Black on September 24, 2021 at 7:08 am

      Hi Chira,
      To treat any condition from this perspective the first step is to work with a qualified practitioner so that they can interpret your symptoms within the context of Classical Chinese Medicine. Based on their evaluation and methods of healing they will be able to work with you in order to bring your Qi back into balance and ease your symptoms.
      I would ask around your local area for a qualified Meridian Massage or Acupuncture or Herbal practitioner. You check the Big Tree Practitioners Directory to see if someone is in your area.
      I hope that you are feeling better soon,
      – Cindy

  2. Lauri on April 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Wow my body melted immediately when I pressed kd3-kd4 area. Thank you

  3. Dr ishak on January 26, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Nice explanations have been given by Cindy Black since last several years.
    It is great pleasure for inviting & teaching the TCM with Acupuncture for all who are interested in this field, Thank you.

    • Cindy Black on January 27, 2018 at 7:55 am

      Dr. Ishak,
      Thank you for your positive comments, I appreciate your support very much!
      – Cindy

  4. Ester Salibat on January 2, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Thank you very much dear Cindy

  5. rachelle neher on January 1, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Happy New year to you Cindy! I have missed your presence! And I can;t thank you enough for adding more info to us! It is so reinforcing and helpful. I wish you a year of Joy, much laughter, abundance and much peace within as you keep creating your gifts and share them with us! All the best. Rachelle Neher

    • Cindy Black on January 2, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Dear Rachelle,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful wishes!
      I’m looking forward to more adventures in 2018 – so happy to share the wonders of Qi with you

  6. Susan on December 30, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Thank you for sharing and teaching.
    Sharing is caring.

    • Cindy Black on December 30, 2017 at 11:21 am

      I enjoy my work very much 🙂
      Thanks for saying hello!

  7. Lauren Niles on December 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Can you add a link to Facebook?

    • Cindy Black on December 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      There is a link at the bottom of the post

  8. Peggy on December 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks, Cindy! Great share, as usual. Loving life way more with Big Tree background and future participation. Happy New Year!

    • Cindy Black on December 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Peggy,
      So happy to hear that life is going well for you! Happy 2018 🙂

  9. Elizabeth Hernandez on December 29, 2017 at 10:45 am


  10. carole baker on December 29, 2017 at 10:07 am

    thanks so much Cindy I find your blog posts really useful x

    • Cindy Black on December 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Carole,
      You are welcome – thanks for saying hello 🙂

  11. JoCarole on December 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Thank you for this information, I look forward to reading your posts.
    Informative. I am very interested in TCM.

    • Cindy Black on December 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Hi JoCarole,
      Yay! I’m glad you are enjoying the blog. There is plenty to explore here, and if you want to check out some classes, please go to and have a look around.
      Thanks for saying hello!

  12. Cheryl on December 28, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Wow, I needed that!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.