Theory

SP 10 - Acupuncture Point - Xuehai


SP 10 Names

  • English Name: Sea of Blood
  • Pinyin Name: Xuehai
  • Chinese Character: 血海

Location

  • With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of quadriceps femoris (vastus medialis).
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SP 10 Clinical Uses

  • Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, Heat, Stasis a/or Deficiency - irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, cramping, lin disorders, PMS, uterine bleeding.
  • Skin problems from damp-heat or hot Blood - eczema, painful/hot sores.
  • Genital issues - pain/swelling/itching of the scrotum/genitals.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Any blood issues, although the huatuo of T1 and T7 are used more often.


SP 10 Point Associations

None listed.


SP 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".



SP 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

(EX) Heding

  • (EX) Heding  Top Crane
    • Knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension

LV 9

  • LV 9  Yin Bladder
    • Local point. 

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