LIV1 (Liver 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Dadun
English Name: Great Honesty

Location: On the lateral aspect of the big toe, 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.


Jing-Well point of the Liver channel


Regulates menstruation, rectifies the lower jiao, stops uterine bleeding (ricegrain moxibustion), opens the Heart orifices for resuscitation.

Primary Indications:

Uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse, hernia, urinary incontinence.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Orchitis, menstrual: amenorrhoea/irregular menstruation, loss of consciousness, lin syndrome, pain in external genitals, pain in umbilicus, constipation.

Other Indications:

Yin oedema (due to SP and KI Yang Xu), haematuria, headache, hordeolum, psychopathy, worried oppression, likes to sleep, abdominal distension, pain on side of lower abdomen, sensation of heat in the entrails, disorders of penis/scrotum or vagina, paralysis of the limbs.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Liver channel:

(LIV1, LIV2, LIV3, LIV4, LIV5, LIV6, LIV7, LIV8, LIV9, LIV10, LIV11, LIV12, LIV13, LIV14)

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