Theory

LV 8 - Acupuncture Point - Qu Quan


LV 8 Names

  • English Name: Spring at the Bend
  • Pinyin Name: Qu Quan
  • Chinese Character: 曲泉

Location

  • At the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the tibia, in a depression on the anterior border of the insertions of semimembraneous and semitendoneous, with the knee flexed.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LV 8 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


LV 8 Point Associations


LV 8 TCM Patterns

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

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



LV 8 Conditions Treated

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

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

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


Nearby Acupuncture Points




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