SP 10

Acupuncture Point Theory

SP 10 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SP 10" , 血海, is represented by "Xuehai" in pinyin and "Sea of Blood" in english and may be found:

With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of quadriceps femoris (vastus medialis).


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, Heat, Stasis a/or Deficiency - irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, cramping, lin disorders, PMS, uterine bleeding.
  • Skin problems from damp-heat or hot Blood - eczema, painful/hot sores.
  • Genital issues - pain/swelling/itching of the scrotum/genitals.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Any blood issues, although the huatuo of T1 and T7 are used more often.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SP10, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Blood Stagnation and/or Liver Blood Stagnation

SP 10 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Acne, Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Eczema, Genital Pain - Swelling, Irregular Menstruation, Leukemia, Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease) and/or Uterine Bleeding

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Heding (Knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension), LV 9 (Local point.  ), ST 33 (ST 31, ST 32 & ST 33 are all useful for Bi-Sy…) and ST 34 (Lateral knee issues, swelling, pain, difficult mo…) are nearby.

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