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Liver 6

Chinese Name: Zhongdu (English translation: Middle Metropolis)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the middle of the medial aspect of the tibia.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Liver Meridian


  • Pain in the hypochondrium, abdominal distention and pain, diarrhea
  • Prolonged lochia
  • Hernia

Functions: Regulates Liver Qi, relieves pain, resolves Dampness.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun.



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