Liver Meridian

Yinlian LR11 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Yin: yin of Yin-Yang Lian: edge
Yin here means “medial”. Yinlian is on the medial aspect of the thigh, near the genitalia.

Chinese Name: 陰廉
Name: Yinlian
Pinyin: yīn lián
English Name/Meaning: Yin corner
Han Geul 한글: eum yeom 음염
Romaji: in ren(?)
Vietnamese: Âm liêm


2 cun directly below ST30, at the proximal end of thigh, below the pubic tubercle and on the lateral border of m. abductor longus.


  • Relax sinew and invigorates channel (opens lower jiao-for circulation of Qi and Blood).
  • Regulates chong and Ren Mai.


  • Irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, pain in the thigh and leg.
  • Local disorder: pain in the thigh.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun.

Read about other points of Liver Meridian:

LR1-Dadun-大敦   LR2-Xingjian-行间    LR3-Taichong-太冲    LR4-Zhongfeng-中封    LR5-Ligou-蠡沟    LR6-Zhongdu-中都   LR7-Xiguan-膝关    LR8-Ququan-曲泉    LR9-Yinbao- 阴包   LR10-Zuwuli-足五里    LR12-Jimai-急脉    LR13-Zhangmen-章门    LR14-Qimen-期门


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.