SP-9 (Ying Ling Quan)

SP5-SP9

Chinese Name:

Yinlingquan 阴陵泉

English translation:

Yin Mound Spring

Location:

On the medial aspect of the lower leg, in the depression of the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia.

Classification:

He-Sea point of the Spleen Meridian

Indications:

Spermatorrhoea, lin syndrome, urinary retention, knee pain.
Oedema / ascites.
Abdominal distension, abdominal pain, jaundice, urinary incontinence, pain in external genitals, diarrhoea, dysentry, foot swelling, hernia, pain of low back and leg, menstrual disorders (irregular menses / dysmenorrhoea), poor appetite, nephritis.
Peritonitis, cholera, fever with cold sensation, yin in the abdomen, cold in the abdomen, pain in foot with swollen knee, impotence, bi pain.

Functions:

Resolves Dampness (especially of the Lower Jiao), regulates the Spleen, frees the water passages and urination.

Notes:

SP 9 is the point for resolving dampness (Cold-Damp of Damp-Heat) in the lower jiao. He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 2.0 cun.