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Kidney Meridian (Foot Shao Yin) Points

KI-10 (Yin Gu)


Chinese Name:

Yingu 阴谷

English translation:

Yin Valley


When the knee is flexed, the point is on the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of m. semitendinosus and semimembranosus.


He-Sea point of the Kidney Meridian


  • Impotence, uterine bleeding, pain in medial aspect of thigh and knee.
  • Knee pain, hernia, lin syndrome, male genital disorders, tongue protrusion with drooling, abdominal distension, psychosis, vaginal discharge.
  • Intestinal tuberculosis with hard knots in the abdomen, cholera, abdominal pain radiating to navel, addictions.


Resolves Dampness and Damp-Heat from Lower Jiao, benefits the Kidneys, alleviates pain.


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.


Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.

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