Jinsuo GV8 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution

Jinsuo GV8
Jinsuo GV8


Jin: muscle Suo: contracture
Jinsuo is beneficial in treating all kinds of muscle contracture.
Point: GV8
Chinese Name: 筋缩
Name: Jin suo
Pinyin: jīn suō
English Name/Meaning: Muscle Spasm
Han Geul 한글: geun chuk 근축
Romaji: kin shuku(?)
Vietnamese:Cân súc


This point lies below the spinous process of the ninth thoracic vertebra.

Functions of Jinsuo:

  • Relax sinew and eliminates interior wind.
  • Tonifies spleen and harmonize stomach.
  • Strengthen lumbar spine, relieves pain.


Back pain due to tendons problems, stiffness of the back, epilepsy, opisthotonos, seizures.


Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


The spinal canal lies between 1.25 and 1.75 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build.

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.