SP 9 - Acupuncture Point - Yinlingquan

  • English Name:  Yin Mound Spring
  • Pinyin Name:  Yinlingquan
  • Chinese Character:  陰陵泉
  • On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia in the depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia. (or) On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia on level with the tuberosity of the tibia. (or) Between the posterior border of the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle.
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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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The (SP) Spleen Meridian has 21 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions

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LV 7
Knee Joint
  • Local point.
KD 10
Yin Valley
  • 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
ST 36
Leg Three Li
  • Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood.
  • Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overall - low immunity, chronic illness, poor digestion, general weakness, particularly with moxibustion, very important acupuncture point for building and maintaining overall health.
  • All issues involving the Stomach a/or the Spleen - abdominal/epigastric pain, borborygmus, bloating, nausea, vomiting, GERD, hiccups, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
  • Clear disorders along the course of the channel - breast problems, lower leg pain.
  • Earth as the mother of Metal - will support Lung function in cases of asthma, wheezing, dyspnea.
  • Psychological/Emotional disorders - PMS, depression, nervousness, insomnia.

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