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By: Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
Kidney 27, Shu-Fu, Shu Mansion / Conveying Place / Elegant Mansion
Transport House/ Transporting Point
Kidney 27 (Ki 27) is a fascinating and amazing acupressure point because different acupressure disciplines ascribe different energetic attributes to it. Even the English translation of its name varies more widely than with most other acupoints. One text may say Ki 27 isn’t commonly used and another say it’s used extensively. Some texts list functions as only local in nature, while others list many local and distal energetic actions. This is why it’s good to take a closer look at Ki 27 and decide for yourself how and when to make it part of your acupressure session.
Ki 27 is considered the Association point for all Association points. This suggests that it plays an important role in gathering and distributing chi. This acupoint is the place or residence where chi is gathered. Shu refers to transporting, conveying, or distributing. By combining these ideas Ki 27 is the place where chi of the zang-fu organs gathers and governs by distributing chi.
The fu in the name of Ki 27 is said to refer to yang organs. This seems to mean that this point is known to distribute or convey chi to the yang organs.
Ki 27 regulates the Lungs and the descending of Lung chi, tonifies pre-natal Source chi, stimulates the Kidney’s reception and rooting of Lung chi, tonifies Kidney yang chi, relaxes the chest, redirects and subdues rebellions Lung and Stomach chi, transforms phlegm, tonifies and aligns the total eneryg system.