Spleen Meridian

Yinlingquan SP9 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Yin: Yin of Yin-yang Ling: Hill Quan: Spring
Yin here means ” interior”. Yinlingquan lies in the depression at the interior border of the medial epicondyle of the tibia, like a spring at the foot of a hill.

Point: SP-9
Chinese Name: 阴陵泉
Name: Yinlingquan
English Name/Meaning: Yin Mound Spring
Pinyin: yīn líng qúan
Han Geul 한글: eum neung cheon 음릉천
Romaji: in ryō sen
Vietnamese: Âm lăng tuyền


On the inferior margin of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression of the medial border of the tibia.

Indications and functions of Yinlingquan:

  • He-Sea point (water) – Best point for every kind of damp retention on the lower limb, the yin he-sea points (SP 9, KI 10, LIV 8) all strongly drain dampness and damp-heat from the fu or extraordinary fu in the lower jiao, specifically the BL, intestines and uterus.
  • Abdominal distension, diarrhea, jaundice; abdominal pain;
    Spermatorrhea, pudendal pain;
  • Local problems: pain of knee joint and surrounding soft tissues.


Puncture perpendicularly 1-2 cun.


He-Sea Point . Main point for promoting diuresis.


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.

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