Points Database

Location Guides:

: Zhongdu : Central Capital

Liv-6 : Foot Jueyin Liver 6

Classifications:
Xi-Cleft point

Location:
7 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, immediately posterior to the medial border of the tibia, in the depression between the medial border of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun, or oblique insertion directed proximally towards the abdomen 1 - 2 cun.

TCM Actions:
Spreads liver qi and regulates the lower jiao
Regulates blood
Drains damp

TCM Indications:
  • Shan disorder, lower abdominal pain, hypogastric pain, diarrhoea, persistent flow of lochia, uterine bleeding.
  • Damp painful obstruction with inability to walk, flaccidity and emaciation of the legs, numbness of the body, numbness of the hands and feet, cold sensation of the lower legs with inability to stand for long, hot sensation of the soles of the feet.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Saphenous nerve (L3 - L4)
    Dermatome Segment: L4


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