Yingu acupoint (KI 10)belongs to the Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin,which is commonly used to treat madness, urogenital disorders, and knee arthritis.
Location of Yingu acupoint
On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosis and semimembranosus.
What is the meaning of YinGu
YinGu:Yin,refers to yin water-qi,Gu,refers to the valley,the gap between the two mountains. The name of YinGu means that the dampness-qi of the kidney meridian converges and forms a wide area of dampness-qi. The substance of this acupoint is the dampness-qi from the Zhubin acupoint. After reaching the acupoint,the dampness-qi gathers here.hence the name.
What is YinGu acupoint used for
Difficulty in urination, impotence, nocturnal emission, metrorrhagia, vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, hernia, scrotum damp itching, knee pain, urinary tract infection etc.
Benefits of Massaging YinGu acupoint
Yingu acupoint is the connect point of the kidney meridian of the body, where the water dampness-qi of the kidney meridian converge here,pressing Hegu acupoint is benecifical for infertility, scrotal eczema and other symptoms.
Acupuncture Yingu acupoint is beneficial to urination.
Hyperhidrosis is an abnormal sweating symptom, which is commonly caused by excessive water intake or illness.It can treat hyperhidrosis by frequent massaging YinGu acupoint;
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that “kidney governs bone”. Cervical vertebrae are part of bones, so pressing YinGu can treat cervical spondylosis.
Yingu acupoint therapy
For relieve neck pain
When treating cervical pain, you can use fingers to massage the Yingu acupoint until you feel the soreness, numbness, swelling and pain appear,then slowly stretch the neck, and then lift the part.
For relieve hernia pain
Combined with Yingu and Dadun points with the thumb, and kneading each point for 3-5 minutes until you feel swelling.
For prevent from urinary system disease
Hold the knee with your hand, press the Yingu acupoint with thumb, and do circular exercises for 1-3 minutes each time. Long-term massage can promote qi and blood circulation, improve male sexual performance, and prevent from the urinary system disease.
Compatibility of YinGu Acupoint
Combined with Shenshu points and Guanyuan points, used for nourishing the kidney and strengthening yang, treating impotence and difficulty in urination;
Combined Quchi,Xuehai, Qugu,used for vaginal pain, itching;
Combined with Dahe point, Qugu point and Mingmen point,used for cold hernia, impotence, premature ejaculation, irregular menstruation, and uterine bleeding;
Combined with Zhaohai point and Zhongji point,used for difficulty in urination.