LIV8 (Liver 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Ququan
English Name: Crooked Spring

Location: When the knee is flexed, the point is above the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial condyle of the tibia, on the anterior border of the insertion of semimembranosus and semitendinosus muscles.


He-Sea point of the Liver channel


Clears damp-heat (from bladder, intestines and genitals), benefits bladder, relaxes the muscle channels, said to "Reinforce Liver Yin' but little evidence in indications.

Primary Indications:

Uterine prolapse, lower abdominal pain, lin syndrome (dysuria), urinary retention, seminal emission, pain in external genitals, knee pain, pain in medial aspect of thigh.

Tertiary Indications:

Pruritus vulvae, hernia, dysentry, psychosis, impotence, diarrhoea.

Other Indications:

Eye - dizziness with eye pain, blurred vision, epistaxis, dyspnoea, fullness in abdomen and flanks, tuberculosis due to debuachery, no pleasure in eating, conspitation, malfunction of liver, prostatisis, nocturnal enuresis, lack of sperm, blood block infertility, female blood conglomeration, vaginitis, menstrual disorders in girls, lower abdomen swollen especially genitals with supple abdomen, pain in whole body, paraplegia, hemiplegia, swollen calf.


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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