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Yingu KI10 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Yingu KI10 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Yingu KI10 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
December 13
14:43 2018
Yingu-KI10

Yingu-KI10

Nomenclature:

Yin: Yin of Yin-Yang        Gu: Valley
Yin means “interior”. Yingu is at the medial aspect of the knee joint and the local depression is like a valley.

Point: KI10
Chinese Name: 阴谷
English Name/Meaning: Yin Valley
Pinyin: yīn gǔ
Han Geul 한글: eum gok 음곡
Romaji: in koku
Vietnamese: Âm cốc

Location:

With the knee flexed, on the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of semitendinosus and  semimenbranosus.

Functions:

  • Dispels damp and promotes urination (benefits the bladder).
  • Tonify Kidney and clears heat (symptoms of damp heat).
  • Clears the lower jiao( regulates Qi in lower jiao).

Indications yingu:

  • Good for urinary disorders and knee pain: Pain on the medial side of the knee and leg.
  • Also helps in impotence, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, difficulty in urination, hernia.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 1.0-1.5 cun

Remarks:

He-Sea Point.

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