Liver Meridian Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Liver

    Point

    Chinese

    English

    Function

    Indications

    LR 1

    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.

    LR 2

    xing jian

    Moving Between

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

    Not available.

    LR 3

    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.

    LR 4

    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.

    LR 5

    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.

    LR 6

    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.

    LR 7

    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.

    LR 8

    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.

    LR 9

    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.

    LR 10

    (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.

    LR 11

    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.

    LR 12

    ji mai

    Urgent Pulse

    Frees the channels and dissipates cold.

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

    LR 13

    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.

    LR 14

    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.