(LV) Liver Meridian - Graphic

You may click on any acupuncture point along the liver meridian for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names. Our TCM Herbal Database, contains a listing of herbs which enter the Liver channel. Our TCM theory section contains signs, symptoms, and treatment points for common liver patterns.

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On the lateral side of the big toe, .1 cun from the corner of the nail On dorsum of the foot between the 1st and 2nd toes, proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin On dorsum of the foot between the 1st and 2nd toes, proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin On dorsum of the foot in a depression distal to the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones On dorsum of the foot in a depression distal to the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones Anterior to the medial malleolus, midway between SP 5 and ST 41, in a depression on the medial side of the tendon of tibialis anterior Anterior to the medial malleolus, midway between SP 5 and ST 41, in a depression on the medial side of the tendon of tibialis anterior 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the surface of the tibia 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the surface of the tibia 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia 1 cun posterior to SP 9, posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia in the upper portion of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle At the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the tibia in a depression on the anterior border of the insertions of the semimembraneous and semitendoneous muscles, with the knee flexed 4 cun above the medial epicondyle of the femur, between vastus medialis and sartorius 3 cun below ST 30 at the proximal end of the thigh and lateral border of adductor longus (1 cun below LV 11) 2 cun below ST 30 at the proximal end of the thigh and on the lateral border of adductor longus 2.5 cun lateral and 1 cun inferior to the superior border of the pubic symphysis ** No Needle ** On the lateral side of the abdomen below the free end of the 11th rib On the mamillary line, directly below the nipple, 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 6th ICS ** NDN ** Terms of Use On the lateral side of the big toe, .1 cun from the corner of the nail

 

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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