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Spleen 09 (SP 9)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yinlingquan, Yin Mound Spring

Location
On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression on the medial border of the tibia.

Indications
Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, dysentery, edema, jaundice, dysuria, enuresis, incontinence of urine, genital pain, dysmenorrhea, knee pain.

Traditional Action
Resolves dampness, benefits the lower burner, benefits urination, removes obstructions from the channel.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.