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.


He-Sea point of the Spleen channel.


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.


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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