Spleen Meridian

Xuehai SP10 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Xue: Blood Hai: Sea
This point is indicated in blood disease, in the sense of returning overflowed blood into the sea.

Point: SP-10
Chinese Name: 血海
Name: Xuehai
English Name/Meaning: Sea of Blood
Pinyin: xuè hǎi
Han Geul 한글: hyeol hae 혈해
Romaji: kek kai
Vietnamese: Huyết hải


When the knee is flexed, 2 cun above the medial superior border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of m. quadriceps femoris.

Indications of xuehai:

  • Irregular menstruation, heavy uterine bleeding, amenorrhea;
  • Urticaria, erysipelas, eczema; abdominal distension, diarrhea, jaundice;  difficulty in micturition, edema;
  • Pain and swelling in the knees


Perpendicularly 1-1.5 cun.


Main point for dermatosis.


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.