Names Of Yingu

KD 10 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is KD 10 ?

KD 10 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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What Is KD 10 Used For?

KD 10 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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How Is KD 10 Categorized?

KD 10 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use KD 10 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use KD 10 ?

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".

What Points Are Near KD 10 ?

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 Eye of Knee

  • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.

ST 35 Calf's Nose


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  • Knee problems.  Often used with heding and the medial xiyan extra points.
  • Weakness and/or motor control issues of the lower leg, atrophy.
  • Beriberi (Thiamine, B1 deficiency).

SP 9 Yin Mound Spring


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  • He Sea point - drains dampness (generally through urination), LV 8 will drain damp from the genital region and SP 9 will drain damp from the lower warmer.
  • Chronic yeast infections, candida.
  • Damp Bi, Medial Knee Pain.
  • Issues involving damp-heat in the GB - hepatitis, jaundice.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Any water issue in the body (bloating, swelling, urinary issues, dry mouth, etc.).

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