Yingu KI10 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



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


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


  • 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.


Puncture perpendicularly 1.0-1.5 cun


He-Sea Point.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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