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Liver 8

Chinese Name: Ququan (English translation: Spring at the Bend)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the knee, when the knee is flexed, the point is in the depression on the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, on the posterior border of the medial epicondyle of the femur, on the anterior portion of the insertion of m. semitendinosus and m. semimembranosus.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Liver Meridian


  • Lower abdominal pain, dysuria
  • Spermatorrhea, prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulva, pain in the external genitalia
  • Irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea, dysmenorrhea
  • Pain in the medial aspect of the knee and thigh

Functions: Nourishes Liver Blood and Yin, moves the Blood, resolves Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao, benefits the genitals.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.



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