( SP-10 Sea of Blood XUEHAI - Acupuncture Points ) With the knee flexed, SP-10 is located 2 cun proximal and slightly medial to the medial superior border of the patella, in a depression on the vastus medialis muscle.
How to find
Measure 2 cun proximal to the medial superior border of the patella and locate SP-10 by palpating slightly medially for a soft depression. Or: The practitioner places their left hand on the patient’s right patella, with the heel of the palm level with the inferior patellar border and the extended fingers pointing in a superior direction. With the thumb and index finger forming an angle of 45°, the tip of the thumb will point to SP-10.
Vertically or obliquely 1–1.5 cun
● Strengthens the Blood, dispels Blood stasis, cools the Blood, stops bleeding, regulates menstruation, benefits the skin
● Local point for disorders of the knee
Important point for regulating the Blood
Category: Acupuncture Points
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