KD 10 - Acupuncture Point - Yingu

  • English Name:  Yin Valley
  • Pinyin Name:  Yingu
  • Chinese Character:  陰谷
  • On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosis and semimembranosus.
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  • Clears damp or damp-heat in the lower warmer - urgent/difficult urination, genital pain/itching, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding.
  • Used to tonify the LV in 5 Phase Treatments

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The (KD) Kidney Meridian has 27 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions

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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).

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(EX) Xiyan
Eye of Knee
  • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.
ST 35
Calf's Nose
  • 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
  • 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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