Spleen 10, Xue Hai
血海, xuè hǎi, "Sea of Blood"

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Bai Chong Kebǎi chóng kē百蟲窠Hundred Worm Burrow
Xue Xixuè xī血郄Blood Cleft
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Reference Source
Reference Source:
Point Location:
  • CAM
When the knee is flexed, the point is 2 cun above the mediosuperior border of the patella, on the bulge of the medial portion of m. quadriceps femoris. Or, when the patient's knee is flexed, cup your right palm to his left knee, with the thumb on the medial side and with the other four fingers directed proximally, and the thumb forming an angle of 45 degrees; with the index finger. The point is where the tip of your thumb rests.
  • Deadman
2 cun proximal to the superior border of the patella, in the tender depression on the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle, directly above Yinlingquan SP-9.
How To Find It
1. Place the heel of your right palm on the inferior border of the patient's left patella, with the fingers and thumbs fully extended and the thumb at 45 degrees, to the index finger. This point is found beneath the tip of the thumb directly above
The anterior femoral cutaneous nerve and the muscular branch of the femoral nerve.
The muscular branches of the femoral artery and vein.
No cautions at this time
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.2 inches.
  • Deadman
Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

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