The Kidney Meridian

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidney is considered one of the most important organs and is linked to the adrenal glands and the sex organs.

An imbalance in the kidneys can cause impotency or an immune deficiency. It can also lead to a poor memory or an inability to think clearly. Back pain and a short attention span also indicate a kidney meridian imbalance.

What do the Kidneys Do?

Their main job is to cleanse the blood of toxins and transform the waste into urine. There is also a feedback loop with the large intestine.

What are the Kinesiology Muscles for the Kidney Meridian?

  • Psoas (in the pelvis)
  • Iliacus (in the pelvis, this muscle is also linked to the ileocecal valve)
  • Upper trapezius (in the neck)

Common imbalances in the Kidney Meridian?

  • high blood pressure
  • extreme tiredness or lethargy
  • persistent headaches
  • swelling in the face and ankles
  • fluid retention
  • eye and ear symptoms including tinnitus (due to the upper trapezius imbalance)
  • lower back pain
  • Dehydration

Balancing the Kidney Meridian using the BEES

The BEES stand for Biochemical, Emotional, Electrical, Structural. These 4 areas are the focus of a Kinesiology therapy.


Biochemical Balancing

Our focus is to ensure effective toxin elimination and proper hydration.

Muscle Testing for Supplements

If a kidney muscle is imbalanced (often unlocking when challenged in a muscle test), we muscle test supplements to find what will strengthen the circuit

Emotional Balancing

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the kidney belongs to the ‘Water’ element which is the emotion of fear and anxiety which can manifest as weak willpower, insecurity, aloof, and isolated.

Emotional work for the kidney meridian includes inner child work and creating safety in the client.

Electrical Balancing

The kidney meridian’s time is between 5 pm – 7 pm. Those with an imbalance in this meridian will often be tired and lethargic at this time.

Structural Balancing

The kidney meridian is connected to muscles in the pelvis and the neck. When the muscles in the pelvis are bilaterally imbalanced (both sides), this also affects the neck, therefore it is common to see the following postural misalignments with an imbalanced kidney meridian.

  • Tight / painful neck
  • Sticking out glutes (duck bum posture)
  • Turned out feet (because of the psoas imbalance)

To balance the kidney structurally, it is recommended to

  • To stretch the psoas muscle