Yinlian LIV-11 Acupuncture Point

Yinlian LIV-11

Chinese: 阴廉

Pinyin: Yīn Lián

Location

2 cun below below Qichong ST-30, on the lateral border of abductor longus muscle. 

How to locate

Flex the adductors by pressing feet against each other.

Locate LIV-11 2 cun inferior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis, in a depression on the medial border of the adductor longus muscle. 

Main actions

  1. Regulates menstruation and benefits the Uterus
  2. Relaxes tendons

Needling

Vertically 0.5-1.5 cun. 

Caution: great saphenous vein, femoral artery/nerve. 

Better use moxibustion than needling.

Commentary for Yinlian LIV-11

Together with Zuwuli LIV-10, they are often used to treat infertility in women.