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Liver 14

Chinese Name: Qimen (English translation: Cycle Gate)

Location:  On the chest, directly below the nipple, in the 6th intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Classification: Front-Mu point of the Liver Meridian
Crossing point of the Liver and Spleen Meridians and the Yin Wei Vessel

Indications:

  • Depression
  • Distention and pain of the chest and hypochondrium
  • Abdominal distention, hiccup, acid regurgitation

Functions: Harmonizes the Liver and Stomach, regulates Liver Qi, moves the Blood.

Notes: Front-Mu points can be used to treat diseases of the affected Zang-Fu organ, and those of Yang meridians and collaterals. They treat diseases of Six Fu-organs and diseases of yang meridians. An adverse reaction when a Front-Mu point is pressed can help make a diagnosis. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

Needling: Oblique or subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun. 

 

 


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