LIV2 (Liver 2) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xingjian
English Name: Walk between

Location: Proximal to the margin of the web between the first and second toe.


Ying-Spring point of the Liver channel.


Clears fire from the Liver, spreads stagnant Liver Qi, clears the lower jiao, subdues rising Liver Yang, cools the blood, extinguishes Liver wind.

Primary Indications:

Menorrhagia, painful urination, urinary incontinence, urinary retention.

Secondary Indications:

Facial paralysis, insomnia, eyes red swollen/painful, pain in sides, epilepsy/infantile convulsion.

Tertiary Indications:

Psychosis, irregular menses, urterine bleeding, headache, dizzines with blurred vision, pain in penis, hernia, lin syndrome, diabetes, lower abdominal distension, abdominal pain, vomiting/haematemesis, diarrhoea, cough/haemoptysis, knee swollen/painful, low back pain, liver disease.

Other Indications:

Night blindness, glaucoma, abundant lacrimation, throat bi, always angry, likes to sigh, chest and back pain, palpitations, fullness below the heart, constipation, peritonitis, wind-stroke, infantile meningeal reaction due to Wind with powdery or discoloured complexion, faecal incentinence in children and the elderly, paludism with cough due to problems of liver energy, sensation of fullness and contracture of the four limbs, four limbs icy, night sweats.


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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