Yinlingquan acupoint (SP 9) belongs to the Spleen Meridian of the foot-Taiyin, which is commonly used for relieving dizziness, ascites, abdominal pain, abdominal distension, diarrhea, loss of appetite, etc.;
Location of Yinlingquan Acupoint
On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia in the depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia. (or) On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia on level with the tuberosity of the tibia. (or) Between the posterior border of the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle.
What is the meaning of Yinlingquan
YinLingquan:”Yin”, water.”Ling”,mound. “Quan”,Spring. The name of “Yinlingquan” means that the mixture of meridian water and spleen soil that gather and ccumulate here. The substance of this point is mixture of mud and water from SP 8(Diji).Since it is located in depression, the mixture of mud and water settle here, and the water overflow, and the soil of spleen form a reverse mound,hence the name.
What is Yinlingquan acupoint used for?
1.Indications of abdominal distension, diarrhea, edema, jaundice; unfavorable urination, enuresis, urinary incontinence.
2.Irregular menstruation, red vaginal discharge, genital pain, dysmenorrhea, spermatorrhea; knee pain (knee and tibia soreness, low back and leg pain), etc.
3. Promote the recovery of gastrointestinal function, and metabolism.
Benefits of Yinlingquan acupoint
For dampness and weight loss
Phlegm-dampness of boady mostly caused by the deficiency of the spleen, which leads to obesity due to phlegm-dampness accumulation in the body. Yinlingquan is a point of the spleen meridian,which is the main point for removing dampness from the whole body. It can be used for all patients with dampness,used for eliminating phlegm-dampness,weight loss, and also helping for laxatives.
For urinary system diseases
Yinlingquan is a point of the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin, where the Qi of the spleen meridian injected. It is a key point for strengthening the spleen and removing dampness and diuresis,used for clearing heat and diuresis,penile pain, women’s vaginal pain, spermatorrhea, etc.;
For relieving leg pain
It is used for relaxing tendons and activating collaterals, tonic joints, removing dampness, mainly treating knee pain, inner calf pain and other diseases.
For improving immunity
Moxibustion at Yinlingquan can effectively discharge dampness-evil in the body,nourish the kidneys and regulate menstruation, promote body health, and strengthen the body’s resistance.
For women,with stains most likely caused by dampness of the spleen in the body,moxibustion at Yinlingquan point helps to protect the spleen and stomach, regulate Qi and menstruation, and eliminate stains.
YinLingquan acupoint therapy
1. Use the thumb to press Yinlingquan point for 3 to 5 minutes on the left and right sides each time,effectively relieve the paralysis of the lower limbs, dredge the blood meridian, and maintain the knee joint.
2. Combined with Shuifeng acupoint,press the Yinlingquan acupoint with the thumb for 100-200 times,diuresis and reduce swelling.
3. Press Yinlingquan in a clockwise direction with the thumb for 200-300 times,until feel local soreness, relieve enuresis,ascites, dysentery and other diseases
When is the best time to massage Yinlingquan acupoint?
Yinlingquan belongs to the spleen meridian of the foot-Taiyin,between 9 and 11 a.m. when is the most exuberant Qi and blood of the spleen meridian.
Moxibustion Yinlingquan point for 3-5 unit; or moxibustion for 5-15 minutes.
Puncture 1-1.5 cun straight, puncture 1 to 2 cun in the direction of Yanglingquan to treat knee pain.
Compatibility of Yinlingquan
Combined with Zusanli,and Shangjuxu points,used for abdominal distension and diarrhea;
Combined with Zhongji,Panguanshu, and Sanyinjiao points,used for urination.
Combined with Ganshu,and Zhiyang point,used for jaundice;
Combined with Touyanglingquan points,used for knee pain.