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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Spleen Meridian Index > Spleen 9

Spleen 9

Chinese Name: Yinlingquan (English translation: Yin Mound Spring)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the lower leg, in the depression of the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Spleen Meridian

Indications:

  • Dysuria, incontinence of urine, edema
  • Abdominal distention, diarrhea, jaundice
  • Pain in the medial aspect of the knee
  • Pain in the penis, dysmenorrhea, pain in the vulva

Functions: Resolves Dampness (especially of the Lower Jiao), regulates the Spleen, frees the water passages and urination.

Notes: SP 9 is the point for resolving dampness (Cold-Damp of Damp-Heat) in the lower jiao.

He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 2.0 cun.

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