(LV) Liver Meridian - Point Functions Chart

The LV Meridian

Below you will find clinical usage information for all points along the (LV) Liver Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

The (LV) Liver Meridian has 14 Acupuncture Points

LV 1

  • LV 1  Large Pile
    • Jing Well Point - loss of consciousness, moves Qi in the genital area.
    • Shan Disorder - swollen genitals.
    • Lin Disorders.
    • Uterine/Menstrual bleeding from excess or deficiency.
    • Emotional manifestations of LV Qi Stagnation - inappropriate emotions, depression, lethargy.

LV 2

  • LV 2  Moving Between
    • Generally, clears LV Fire - extreme irritability, red face/eyes/tongue.
    • Clears Heat from the Lower Jiao - burning urination.
    • Useful for "true heat, false cold" - lack of Qi flow to the extremities (cold hands/feet).

LV 3

  • LV 3  Great Surge
    • Generally, resolves stagnation and tonifies Yin - balancing for all LV pathologies.
    • LV Qi Stagnation / LV Yang Rising - headaches, dizziness, canker sores.
    • Eye issues - blurred vision, red, swollen, painful eyes.
    • Menstrual issues from Deficient Blood, Yin, Qi a/or LV Qi Stagnation - dysmennorrhea, amenorrhea, PMS, breast tenderness.
    • Genital issues - pain/swelling, hernia, impotence, semianl emission.
    • Stagnation in the middle warmer - subcostal tension, chest/flank pain, swellings in the axillary region.
    • Digestive issues from LV attacking ST/SP - nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea w/ undigested food.
    • Calming point - anger, irritability, insomnia, anxiety.
    • With LI 4, four gates treatment - powerfully effects the flow of Qi and Blood in the body.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point to descend energy in the body, generally used after qi gong exercises, energy healing sessions, etc. Helps to avoid qi gong sickness (or running fire) where energy is stuck in the upper part of the head/body and causes issues such as shortness of breath, psychological issues, headache, etc.

LV 4

  • LV 4  Mound Center
    • Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hepatitis, Jaundice
    • Lin Disorders.
    • Medial Knee/ankle pain.

LV 5

  • LV 5  Woodworm Canal
    • Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.

LV 6

  • LV 6  Central Metropolis
    • Acute hepatitis.
    • Pain along the channel, genital region or medial knee.  

LV 7

  • LV 7  Knee Joint
    • Local point.

LV 8

  • LV 8  Spring at the Bend
    • Tonify LV Yin and Blood, clears excess heat patterns.
    • Genital issues related to damp-heat - pain/swelling, retention of urine, cystitis, prostatitis, ovarian cysts.
    • Tonify Yin from mental, physical, emotional strain.
    • Medial knee pain.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Knee problems, even if on the lateral side of the knee, also useful for abdominal pain, urination issues, groin issues (itch/pain).

LV 9

  • LV 9  Yin Bladder
    • Local point. 

LV 10

  • LV 10  Foot Five Li
    • Local point.

LV 11

  • LV 11  Yin Corner
    • Local point.
    • The LV 9 - LV 11 area may be reactive in women with fertility problems - moxa at LV 11 may be helpful.

LV 12

  • LV 12  Urgent Pulse
    • Local Point.
    • May be useful for groin pain.

LV 13

  • LV 13  Camphorwood Gate
    • Assist with SP Deficient signs esp. from the LV invading the SP - pain and distention of the abdomen, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea (or alternating), bloating, undigested food in the bowels.
    • Hui Meeting Point of the Zang - tonify all Zang organs.
    • Running Piglet Disorder.

LV 14

  • LV 14  Cycle Gate
    • Strong effect on the middle and upper warmers - subcostal tension, chest/rib pain, LV overacting on the LU (cough, SOB).
    • Effects LV organ, Qi/Blood stagnation - hepatitis, gallstones.
    • Emotional imbalances - anger, irritability.
    • Running Piglet Disorder.

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