SP 9

Acupuncture Point Theory

SP 9 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SP 9" , 陰陵泉, is represented by "Yinlingquan" in pinyin and "Yin Mound Spring" in english and may be found:

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.


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

  • He Sea point - drains dampness (generally through urination), LV 8 will drain damp from the genital region and SP 9 will drain damp from the lower warmer.
  • Chronic yeast infections, candida.
  • Damp Bi, Medial Knee Pain.
  • Issues involving damp-heat in the GB - hepatitis, jaundice.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Any water issue in the body (bloating, swelling, urinary issues, dry mouth, etc.).


Sp 9 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore sp 9 functional grouping theory - Five Shu.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SP9, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat

SP 9 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Candida, Hepatitis (B or C), Jaundice, Knee Pain and/or Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 10 (Clears damp or damp-heat in the lower warmer - ur…), LV 7 (Local point.) and ST 36 (Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood. Tonify Wei Qi an…) are nearby.

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