LIV4 (Liver 4) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Zhongfeng
English Name: Central Seal

Location: One cun anterior to the medial malleolus, midway between Shangqiu (SP5) and Jiexi (ST41) in the depression on the medial side of the tendon of tibialis anterior muscle.


Jing-River point of the Liver channel.


Spreads stagnant Liver Qi.

Primary Indications:

Pain in external genitals, seminal emission, lin syndrome, urinary retention, hernia.

Tertiary Indications:

Abdominal pain, jaundice, low back pain, cold feet, flaccid paralysis of legs.

Other Indications:

Diseases of ankle joint & surrounding soft tissue, pain of knee and ankle, swollen vulva, paludism with pale face during crisis, malaria, chills, insensitivity, malaise after eating, no pleasure in eating, lack of sperm, muscular contractures, distending pain in the hypochondrium.


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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