SP-10 (Xue Hai)

SP10-SP12 SP10-SP11

Chinese Name:

Xuehai 血海

English translation:

Sea of Blood

Location:

When the knee is flexed, on the medial aspect of the thigh, the point is 2 cun above the mediosuperior border of the patella, on the bulge of the medial portion of m. quadriceps femoris.

Indications:

Menstrual disorders (irregular menses / dysmenorrhoea / amenorrhoea), pain in the medial aspect of thigh.
Uterine haemorrhage, urticaria, eczema, vaginal discharge, skin disorders / lesions, anemia, urinary incontinence.
The five stranguries, distended abdomen due to rebellious Qi, fullness in abdomen due to "Kut", abdomen distended, chronic peritonitis, endometritis, orchitis, haemorrhage.

Functions:

Invigorates and moves the Blood, cools the Blood, benefits the skin, regulates menstruation.

Notes:

As the name implies, SP 10 is the point for treating disorders relating to the Blood (Blood stasis, Heat in the Blood).

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.