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Liver 2

Chinese Name: Xingjian (English translation: Moving Between)

Location:  On the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the margin of the web between the 1st and 2nd toes, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification: Ying-Spring point of the Liver Meridian


  • Redness, swelling and pain of the eye, glaucoma
  • Insomnia, epilepsy
  • Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, morbid leukorrhea
  • Dysuria, painful urination

Functions: Clears Liver Heat, expels interior Wind, subdues Liver Yang, regulates Liver Qi, benefits the Lower Jiao.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.



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