Yuye EX-HN-13 Acupuncture Point

Yuye EX-HN-13

Chinese: 玉液

Pinyin: Yù Yè


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

How to locate

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

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 Jinjin EX-HN-12. 

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

Commentary for Yuye EX-HN-13

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.