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Spleen Meridian (Foot Greater Yin) Points

SP-9 (Ying Ling Quan)


Chinese Name:

Yinlingquan 阴陵泉

English translation:

Yin Mound Spring


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


He-Sea point of the Spleen Meridian


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.


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


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.


Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 2.0 cun.

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