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Japanese Acupuncture - Liver Sho - Five Phase Meridian Therapy Treatment - TJM Theory

This page contains the abdominal presentation, treatment points and associated signs and symptoms for the Liver Sho Five Phase treatment. For a description of the overall treatment protocol see our Five Phase treatment information page.

Five Phase - Liver Sho Pattern


  • Treatment Points:
  • LV 8
  • KD 10
  • Possible Secondaries:
  • Metal Controls Wood and Wood Controls Earth
  • Lung Excess or Deficiency - LU 9
  • Spleen Excess or Deficiency - SP 3
  • 5 Element Theory Associations:
  • Color: Blue, Green
  • Smell: Woodsy
  • Flavor: Sour
  • Sound: Shouting
  • Emotion: Anger
  • Common Symptoms:
  • Blood Stasis Issues
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Musculature - tight, swollen, other imbalances
  • Acute low back pain
  • Right Shoulder
  • Vision/Eye Problems
  • Headaches
  • Anger/Insomnia

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Feldman, Marty: New England School of Acupuncture, Five Phase Techniques Lecture Notes
  • Iuliano, Diane: New England School of Acupuncture, Extraordinary Vessel Techniques Lecture Notes
  • Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes

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