Jinjin EX-HN-12 Acupuncture Point

Jinjin EX-HN-12

Chinese: 金津

Pinyin: jīnjīn


Below the tongue, on the left lingual vein side of the frenulum. 

How to locate

Roll up the tongue and reveal the lingual veins on the frenulum. Jinjin EX-HN-12 is on the left lingual veins. Yuye EX-HN-13 is on the right side. 

Main actions

  1. Clears Heat and reduces swelling
  2. Generates Body Fluids
  3. Benefits the tongue


Swift puncture with a needle, lancet or three-edged needle and let bleed. It is often used together with Yuye EX-HN-13

Caution: It is contraindicated for patients with bleeding disorders or taking anticoagulant medication.

Commentary for Jinjin EX-HN-12

Jinjin EX-HN-12 and Yuye EX-HN-13 are mostly combined, despite that they are not used often due to their location on the frenulum. 

Their main function is to clear Heat and reduce swelling of the tongue, in sudden, severe and recalcitrant cases. 

They can also be applied to treat severe morning sickness.