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LIVER MERIDIAN POINTS


LIV1

Liver Channel LIV1 Acupuncture Point (大敦 (dà dūn)) / (대돈 (dae don))

Chinese: 大敦 (dà dūn)

Korean: 대돈 (dae don)

Translation: Big Mound

CAM Location: on lateral side of terminal phalanx of great toe 0.1 cun from corner of nail.



LIV2

Liver Channel LIV2 Acupuncture Point (行間 (xíng jiān)) / (행간 (haeng gan))

Chinese: 行間 (xíng jiān)

Korean: 행간 (haeng gan)

Translation: Passing Between

CAM Location: on dorsum of foot between 1st and 2nd toe proximal to margin of web at junction of red and white skin.



LIV3

Liver Channel LIV3 Acupuncture Point (太沖 (taì chōng)) / (태충 (tae chung))

Chinese: 太沖 (taì chōng)

Korean: 태충 (tae chung)

Translation: Great Surge

CAM Location: on dorsum of foot in depression distal to junction of 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones.



LIV4

Liver Channel LIV4 Acupuncture Point (中封 (zhōng fēng)) / (중봉 (jung bong))

Chinese: 中封 (zhōng fēng)

Korean: 중봉 (jung bong)

Translation: Mound Centre

CAM Location: anterior to medial malleolus midway between Sp-5 and St-41 in depression on medial side of tendon of tibialis anterior.



LIV5

Liver Channel LIV5 Acupuncture Point (蠡溝 (lǐ gōu)) / (여구 (yeo gu))

Chinese: 蠡溝 (lǐ gōu)

Korean: 여구 (yeo gu)

Translation: Woodworm Channel

CAM Location: 5 cun above tip of medial malleolus on midline of medial surface of tibia.



LIV6

Liver Channel LIV6 Acupuncture Point (中都 (zhōng dū)) / (중도 (jung do))

Chinese: 中都 (zhōng dū)

Korean: 중도 (jung do)

Translation: Central Pool

CAM Location: 7 cun above tip of medial malleolus on midline of medial surface of tibia.



LIV7

Liver Channel LIV7 Acupuncture Point (膝關 (xī guān)) / (슬관 (seul gwan))

Chinese: 膝關 (xī guān)

Korean: 슬관 (seul gwan)

Translation: Knee Joint

CAM Location: posterior and inferior to medial condyle of tibia in upper portion of medial head of gastrocnemius 1 cun posterior to Sp-9.



LIV8

Liver Channel LIV8 Acupuncture Point (曲泉 (qū quán)) / (곡천 (gok cheon))

Chinese: 曲泉 (qū quán)

Korean: 곡천 (gok cheon)

Translation: Spring at the Bend

CAM Location: when knee is flexed point is at medial end of transverse popliteal crease posterior to medial epicondyle of tibia in depression of anterior border of insertions of semimembranosus and semitendinosus.



LIV9

Liver Channel LIV9 Acupuncture Point (陰包 (yīn bāo)) / (음보 (eum bo))

Chinese: 陰包 (yīn bāo)

Korean: 음보 (eum bo)

Translation: Yin Wrapping

CAM Location: 4 cun above medial epicondyle of femur between vastus medialis and sartorius.



LIV10

Liver Channel LIV10 Acupuncture Point (足五里 (zú wǔ li)) / (족오리 (jok or i))

Chinese: 足五里 (zú wǔ li)

Korean: 족오리 (jok or i)

Translation: Leg Five Miles

CAM Location: 3 cun directly below St-30 at proximal end of thigh below pubic tubercle and on lateral border of adductor longus.



LIV11

Liver Channel LIV11 Acupuncture Point (陰廉 (yīn lián)) / (음염 (eum yeom))

Chinese: 陰廉 (yīn lián)

Korean: 음염 (eum yeom)

Translation: Yin Corner

CAM Location: 2 cun directly below St-30 at proximal end of thigh below pubic tubercle and on lateral border of adductor longus.



LIV12

Liver Channel LIV12 Acupuncture Point (急脈 (jí mài)) / (금맥 (geum maek))

Chinese: 急脈 (jí mài)

Korean: 금맥 (geum maek)

Translation: Urgent Pulse

CAM Location: lateral to pubic tubercle, lateral and inferior to St-30 in inguinal groove where pulsation of femoral artery is palpable 2.5 cun lateral to anterior midline.



LIV13

Liver Channel LIV13 Acupuncture Point (章門 (zhāng mén)) / (장문 (jang mun))

Chinese: 章門 (zhāng mén)

Korean: 장문 (jang mun)

Translation: Bright Gate

CAM Location: on lateral side of abdomen below free end of 11th rib.



LIV14

Liver Channel LIV14 Acupuncture Point (期門 (qí mén)) / (기문 (gi mun))

Chinese: 期門 (qí mén)

Korean: 기문 (gi mun)

Translation: Qi Cycle Gate

CAM Location: directly below nipple in 6th intercostal space 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.