LIV5 (Liver 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Ligou
English Name: Gourd Ditch

Location: Five cun above the tip of medial malleolus in the trough between the posterior margin of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.

Nature:

Luo-Connecting point of the Liver channel.

Functions:

Spreads stagnant Liver Qi, clears Damp-Heat (from bladder, uterus and genitals)

Primary Indications:

Menstrual disorders: irregular menses, lin syndrome (dysuria), urinary retention, hernia, aching of shin region.

Tertiary Indications:

Vaginal discharge, flaccid paralysis of legs (wei syndrome), orchitis, enuresis, low back pain, uterine bleeding, lower abdominal pain, uterine prolapse, endometritis, priapism (excessive erection), anxiety/plum-stone throat.

Other Indications:

Impotence, sexual dysfunction, hiccough, frequent eructation, pruritus vulvae.

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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