LIV-05 (Li Gou) Woodworm Canal
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LIV-05 (Li Gou) Woodworm Canal

Acupuncture Points on the Liver Channel of Foot Jue Yin
  • Luo (Connecting) Point

Actions:

  • Spreads the Liver, regulates Qi and benefits the genitals
  • Clears dampness and heat from the lower jiao
  • Regulates menstruation
  • Treats plumstone Qi

Indications:

  • Retention of urine, enuresis, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, pruritus valvae, weakness and atrophy of the leg.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: 5 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, immediately posterior to the medial crest of the tibia, in the depression between the medial crest of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
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