Acupuncture point Xue Hai (SP 10)

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血海穴- It is a normal acupuncture point located on Spleen channel of Foot meridian. There are femoral artery, vein muscle branch, femoral cutaneous nerve and femoral nerve muscle brand spread near this acupuncture point. Xue Hai is mainly used for gynecological diseases, skin problems related to too much hot and medial femoral knee pains. This is also a good acupuncture point to enhancing Qi. It could convert blood into Qi energy.

This acupuncture point also often accompanied with San Yin Jiao.

The meaning of Xue Hai: Xue means blood. Hai means ocean which also refer to large objects. This acupuncture point is the spleen blood gathering place. Lots of Qi and blood fulfill this acupuncture point. The Qi has higher concentration.

It could help with the following problems:

  1. Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrheal, amenorrhea and other gynecological diseases.
  2. Implicit rash, eczema, erysipelas and other skin problems caused by blood heat
  3. Medial femoral knee pains
  4. Sores caused by blood diseases
  5. Blood circulation
  6. Hives

There are more problems this acupuncture point could deal with. If you are interested in this acupuncture point, you could visit an acupuncturist in your area and have a discussion with him/her.

Usually, acupuncturists would accompany San Yin Jiao point with Xue Hai point to deal irregular menstruation. And they also use Qu Chi with Xue Hai to deal with implicit rash and eczema.

Usually, acupuncturist s would prefer to do acupuncture on this acupuncture point rather than moxibustion, there are already a lot of heat at this acupuncture point.

Using method:

Using acupuncture needles insert straightly into this acupuncture point for about 1-1.5 cun.


With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of quadriceps femoris (vastus medialis).


Location of Xue Hai

Xue Hai is really a very effective acupuncture point for all the problems I mentioned before. You can massage Xue Hai every day before sleep to keep healthy and calm down your mind.

But if you have the problems I mentioned above, it is better for you to go for a therapist such as acupuncturist. Acupuncturists would use acupuncture needles to accelerate the healing process.

You do not have to worry about acupuncture needles, high-quality needles are very sharp while smooth. These two characteristics indicate that you will not feel any pains during acupuncture needle insertion.

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