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Kidney 10 (KI 10)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yingu, Yin Valley

Location
When the knee is flexed, the point is on the medial side of the poplieal fossa, between the tendons of muscle semitendinosus and semimembranosus, at the level with Weizhong (UB 40).

Indications
Impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, dysuria, pain in the knee and popliteal fossa, mental disorders.

Traditional Action
Expels dampness from the Lower Burner, tonifies Kidney Yin.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.