Liver Meridian Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Liver

LR 1: da dun / Large Pile
Function: Regulates menses, resolves damp-heat, promotes smooth flow of Liver Qi, restores consciousness.
Indications: Hernia, enuresis, uterine bleeding, prolapse of the uterus, epilepsy.

LR 2: xing jian / Moving Between
Function: Clears Liver fire, subdues Liver yang, cools blood, subdues interior wind.
Indications: None.

LR 3: tai chong / Supreme Surge
Function: Subdues Liver yang, expels interior wind, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, calms the mind, calms spasms.
Indications: Headache, dizziness and vertigo, insomnia, congestion, swelling and pain of the eye, depression, infantile convulsion, deviation of mouth, pain in the hypochondriac region, uterine bleeding, hernia, enuresis, retention of urine, epilepsy, pain in the anterior aspect of the medial malleolus.

LR 4: zhong feng / Mound Center
Function: Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi in the Lower Energizer.
Indications: Hernia, pain in the external genitalia, nocturnal emission, retention of urine, distending pain in the hypochondrium.

LR 5: li gou / Woodworm Canal
Function: Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, resolves damp-heat.
Indications: Retention of urine, enuresis, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, pruritus or itchy vulvae, weakness and atrophy of the leg.

LR 6: zhong du / Central Metropolis
Function: Removes obstructions from channels, promotes smooth flow of Liver Qi, stops pain.
Indications: Abdomen and hypochondriac pain, diarrhea, hernia, uterine bleeding, prolonged lochia.

LR 7: xi guan / Knee Joint
Function: Frees channels and connecting vessels, disinhibits joints, dispels wind, relieves pain.
Indications: Pain of the knee, especially if pain in on the inner knee.

LR 8: qu quan / Spring at the Bend
Function: None.
Indications: Prolapse of uterus, lower abdominal pain, retention of urine, nocturnal emission, pain the external genitalia, pruritus vulvae, pain in medial aspect of the knee and thigh.

LR 9: yin bao / Yin Bladder
Function: Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, adjusts the Penetrating and Conception vessels, clears and disinhibits the Lower Energizer.
Indications: Pain in the lumbosacral region, lower abdominal pain, enuresis, retention of urine, irregular menstruation.

LR 10: (zu) wu li / (Foot) Five Li
Function: Soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, clears and disinhibits Lower Energizer damp heat.
Indications: Lower abdominal distension and fullness, retention of urine.

LR 11: yin lian / Yin Corner
Function: Soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.
Indications: Irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, pain in the thigh and leg.

LR 12: ji mai / Urgent Pulse
Function: Frees the channels and dissipates cold.
Indications: Lower abdominal pain, hernia, pain in the external genitalia.

LR 13: zhang men / Camphorwood Gate
Function: Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, relieves retention of food, benefits the Stomach and Spleen.
Indications: Abdominal distension, borborygmus, pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion.

LR 14: qi men / Cycle Gate
Function: Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, benefits the Stomach, cools blood.
Indications: Hypochondriac pain, abdominal distension, hiccups, acid regurgitation, mastitis, depression, febrile diseases.

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

LR1

da dun

Large Pile

Regulates menses, resolves damp-heat, promotes smooth flow of Liver Qi, restores consciousness.

Hernia, enuresis, uterine bleeding, prolapse of uterus, epilepsy.

LR2

xing jian

Moving Between

Clears Liver fire, subdues Liver yang, cools blood, subdues interior wind.

Not available.

LR3

tai chong

Supreme Surge

Subdues Liver yang, expels interior wind, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, calms the mind, calms spasms.

Headache, dizziness and vertigo, insomnia, congestion, swelling and pain of the eye, depression, infantile convulsion, deviation of mouth, pain in the hypochondriac region, uterine bleeding, hernia, enuresis, retention of urine, epilepsy, pain in the anterior aspect of the medial malleolus.

LR4

zhong feng

Mound Center

Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi in the Lower Energizer.

Hernia, pain in the external genitalia, nocturnal emission, retention of urine, distending pain in the hypochondrium.

LR5

li gou

Woodworm Canal

Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, resolves damp-heat.

Retention of urine, enuresis, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, pruritus or itchy vulvae, weakness and atrophy of the leg.

LR6

zhong du

Central Metropolis

Removes obstructions from channels, promotes smooth flow of Liver Qi, stops pain.

Abdomen and hypochondriac pain, diarrhea, hernia, uterine bleeding, prolonged lochia.

LR7

xi guan

Knee Joint

Frees channels and connecting vessels, disinhibits joints, dispels wind, relieves pain.

Pain of the knee, especially if pain is on the inner knee.

LR8

qu quan

Spring at the Bend

Not available.

Prolapse of uterus, lower abdominal pain, retention of urine, nocturnal emission, pain in external genitalia, pruritus vulvae, pain in medial aspect of the knee and thigh.

LR9

yin bao

Yin Bladder

Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, adjusts the Penetrating and Conception vessels, clears and disinhibits the Lower Energizer.

Pain in the lumosacral region, lower abdominal pain, enuresis, retention of urine, irregular menstruation.

LR10

(zu) wu li

(Foot) Five Li

Soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, clears and disinhibits Lower Energizer damp heat.

Lower abdominal distension and fullness, retention of urine.

LR11

yin lian

Yin Corner

Soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.

Irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, pain in the thigh and leg.

LR12

ji mai

Urgent Pulse

Frees the channels and dissipates cold.

Lower abdominal pain, hernia, pain in the external genitalia.

LR13

zhang men

Camphorwood Gate

Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, relieves retention of food, benefits the Stomach and Spleen.

Abdominal distension, borborygmus, pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion.

LR14

qi men

Cycle Gate

Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, benefits the Stomach, cools blood.

Hypochondriac pain, abdominal distension, hiccups, acid regurgitation, mastitis, depression, febrile diseases.