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Yinbao LR9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Yinbao LR9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yinbao LR9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
October 23
13:17 2018
Yinbao-LR9

Yinbao-LR9

Nomenclature:

Yin: Yin of yin-yang Bao: womb
Yin here means “interior”. Bao refers to the uterus. Yinbao is at the medial aspect of the thigh and is indicated in treating diseases of the uterus.

Point:LR-9
Chinese Name: 陰包
Pinyin: yīn bāo
English Name/Meaning: Yin Wrapping
Han Geul 한글: eum bo 음보
Romaji: im pō?
Vietnamese: Âm bao

Location:

Directly superior to the medial epicondyle of the femur, 4 cun superior to LIV8, in the cleft between m. vastus medialis and m. sartorius.

Functions and Indications of Yinbao:

  • Removes stagnant Liver Qi so is beneficial in reproductive disorders like irregular menstruation, excessive bleeding, painful menstruation, urinary system disorders, back pain.
  • Local disorders: lower limb pain, hemiplegia.

Method:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1-2 cun.

Read about other points of Liver Meridian:

LR1-Dadun-大敦   LR2-Xingjian-行间    LR3-Taichong-太冲    LR4-Zhongfeng-中封    LR5-Ligou-蠡沟    LR6-Zhongdu-中都   LR7-Xiguan-膝关    LR8-Ququan-曲泉     LR10-Zuwuli-足五里    LR11-Yinlian-阴廉    LR12-Jimai-急脉    LR13-Zhangmen-章门    LR14-Qimen-期门

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