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POINT: LIV-6 (LIVER-6)  

English: Central Capital
Also Known As: Middle Capital
Middle Metropolis
  • 7 cun superior to the vertex of the medial malleolus, on the medial side of the tibia
  • 7 cun above the medial malleolus on the posterior margin of the tibia, 2 cun directly above LIV-5 Ligou.
  • 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia
  • 7 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, immediately posterior to the medial border of the tibia, in the depression between the medial border of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle
  • Note: This point is 0.5 cun distal to the midpoint of the halfway point between the popliteal crease and the tip of the medial malleolus
  • Slanted insertion, 1 to 1.5 cun
  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun
  • Oblique insertion directed proximally towards the abdomen, 1 to 2 cun
  • Xi-Cleft point of the Liver channel
  • Gueki point
  • Removes obstructions from the channel
  • Spreads Liver Qi
  • Alleviates pain
  • Hepatitis
  • Hernial disorders
  • Jaundice
  • Hypochondriac fullness and pain
  • Lower abdominal fullness and pain
  • Leukorrhea
  • Diarrhea
  • Spasms
  • Cramps
  • Urinary retention
  • Colic
  • Shan disorder
  • Hypogastric pain
  • Persistent flow of lochia
  • Flaccidity and emaciation of the legs
  • Numbness of the hands and feet
  • Hot sensation of the soles of the feet
  • Acute urinary pain
  • Cystitis
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Paralysis of the lower limb
  • Weakness
  • Damp painful obstruction
  • Inability to stand
  • Can't walk
  • Skin numb, Cold or painful
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Excessively large stools
  • Pharyngitis
  • Knee pain
  • Too many drugs
  • Numbness of the body
  • Cold sensation of the lower legs with inability to stand too long

LI-4
Hegu
LI-11
Quchi
SJ-3
Zhongzhu
SJ-2
Yemen
LIV-2
Xingjian

ST-44
Neiting
SP-6
Sanyinjiao
SP-9
Yinlingquan

ST-27
Danju
SP-8
Diji

 

Edema of the lower limbs

Cold-Damp skin disorder

 

  • This point has an affinity for the genital and urinary areas.
  • This is called the "Gaiety without Worry" point.
  • It is a Japanese point for revitalization of the whole body.
  • This is a first aid point for spasms, cramps and urinary retention.
  • This point is rarely used.