Kidney-One, The Bubbling Spring
As the Manual of Acupuncture puts it, the energy of Kidney One, known for its calming and descending quantities ‘returns the unrooted back to its source’. It is commonly used to quiet the mind, and for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.
Clinical experience with Kidney 1 acupuncture point
From LearningAcupuncturePoints.com: “In my own practice, I’ve found Kidney 1 to be invaluable when a patient exhibits general agitation and restlessness. Using acupressure on this point will often quickly bring about a sense of calm, so it’s often a nice way to begin a treatment.”
It can be a painful point to needle, so massage is a great way to activate the benefits. Kidney 1 can be used during meditation or deep breathing exercises, especially if someone suffers from anxiety or insomnia.