Kidney 6—also known as Shining Sea (English name), Zhaohai (Chinese translation), and KD6 (acupuncturist lingo)—is located on the inner ankle.
1. It is commonly used to relieve throat issues. Any kind of throat problem can benefit from this point—sore throat, dry or scratchy throat, swelling of the throat, difficulty swallowing, even the feeling of having a lump in your throat.
2. It helps eye problems such as redness, itching, and blurriness in the same way, by regulating moisture to the eyes.
3. It is one of the go-to points on the Kidney channel for restoring balance with the Heart and alleviating emotional symptoms.
4. It has a relationship to the Heart which makes it a good candidate for treating insomnia.
If you are struggling emotionally or can’t stop our minds from spinning at night, try the following exercise: Get into bed, but stay in a seated position from which you can access both ankles. For five full minutes, press Kidney 6 firmly on both sides (or one, if you can’t reach both). Do this exercise every night. As you get more comfortable with the location of Kidney 6, you can easily and hopefully, into a deep sleep.