Theory

KD 10 - Acupuncture Point - Yingu


KD 10 Names

  • English Name: Yin Valley
  • Pinyin Name: Yingu
  • Chinese Character: 陰谷

Location

  • On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosis and semimembranosus.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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KD 10 Clinical Uses

  • Clears damp or damp-heat in the lower warmer - urgent/difficult urination, genital pain/itching, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding.
  • Main treatment point of Liver Sho pattern (with LV 8) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.



KD 10 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



KD 10 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LV 8

  • LV 8  Spring at the Bend
    • Tonify LV Yin and Blood, clears excess heat patterns.
    • Genital issues related to damp-heat - pain/swelling, retention of urine, cystitis, prostatitis, ovarian cysts.
    • Tonify Yin from mental, physical, emotional strain.
    • Medial knee pain.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Knee problems, even if on the lateral side of the knee, also useful for abdominal pain, urination issues, groin issues (itch/pain).
    • Main treatment point of Liver Sho pattern (with KD 10) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

(EX) Xiyan

  • (EX) Xiyan  Eye of Knee
    • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.

ST 35

SP 9




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