LIV14 (Liver 14) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Qimen
English Name: Cycle Door

Location: In the sixth intercostal space, on the mammary line (4 or 3.5 cun from midline), two ribs below the nipple. This point is at the same level as Juque (REN14), namely 6 cun above the navel.

Nature:

Front-Mu point of the Liver.

Functions:

Spreads stagnant Liver Qi, promotes functions of Liver and Gall Bladder, transforms and removes congealed blood, clears damp-heat (from Liver and Gall Bladder) relieves food stagnation, transforms phlegm and dispreses stasis, harmonizes Shaoyang patterns.

Primary Indications:

Vomiting/acid reflux, pain in chest and sides, fullness in chest with abdominal distension.

Tertiary Indications:

Enlargement of spleen and liver, dyspnoea, fever, difficult labour, cholecystitis, hepatitis, pleurisy, hiccough, diarrhoea, pain and heat in chest, indigestion, running piglet with abdomen hard.

Other Indications:

Visual dizziness, depression, cholelithiasis, chronic peritonitis, anuria, disorders following cold attack during menses, cold damage with heat entering the blodo chamber and excessive menstrual flow, irregular menstruation, metritis, menopausal disorders, mastitis, pain in penis, inguinal bubo (enlarged and inflamed lymph gland).

References:

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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