SP9 (Spleen 9) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Yinlingquan
English Name: Yin Tomb Spring

Location: On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression between the posterior border of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.

Nature:

He-Sea point of the Spleen channel.

Functions:

Regulates the Spleen, transforms damp stagnation, clears damp-heat (especially from lower jiao and genitals), benefits the lower jiao.

Primary Indications:

Spermatorrhoea, lin syndrome, urinary retention, knee pain.

Secondary Indications:

Oedema / ascites.

Tertiary Indications:

Abdominal distension, abdominal pain, jaundice, urinary incontinence, pain in external genitals, diarrhoea, dysentry, foot swelling, hernia, pain of low back and leg, menstrual disorders (irregular menses / dysmenorrhoea), poor appetite, nephritis.

Other Indications:

Peritonitis, cholera, fever with cold sensation, yin in the abdomen, cold in the abdomen, pain in foot with swollen knee, impotence, bi pain.

References:

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 Spleen channel:

(SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP7, SP8, SP9, SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13, SP14, SP15, SP16, SP17, SP18, SP19, SP20, SP21)

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