KI10 (Kidney 10) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Yingu
English Name: Yin Valley

Location: On the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of m. semitendinosus and m. semimembranosus when the knee is flexed.


He-Sea point of the Kidney channel


Reinforces the Kidneys, clears heat, regulates and soothes the lower jiao.

Primary Indications:

Impotence, uterine bleeding, pain in medial aspect of thigh and knee.

Tertiary Indications:

Knee pain, hernia, lin syndrome, male genital disorders, tongue protrusion with drooling, abdominal distension, psychosis, vaginal discharge.

Other Indications:

Intestinal tuberculosis with hard knots in the abdomen, cholera, abdominal pain radiating to navel, addictions.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Kidney channel:

(KI1, KI2, KI3, KI4, KI5, KI6, KI7, KI8, KI9, KI10, KI11, KI12, KI13, KI14, KI15, KI16, KI17, KI18, KI19, KI20, KI21, KI22, KI23, KI24, KI25, KI26, KI27)

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