LIV6 (Liver 6) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Zhongdu
English Name: Middle Capital

Location: 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia.


Accumulation Point


Removes obstructions from the channel, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, stops pain.


Abdominal pain, hypochondriac pain, diarrhea, hernia, uterine bleeding, prolonged lochia.


The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

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

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