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English: Liver Heat Orifice
Also Known As: Zhongchuan
  • 0.5 cun lateral to the fifth thoracic vertebra
  • Slanted insertion toward the spine, 0.5 to 1 cun
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun
  • Moxibustion is applicable
  • Benefits the back and joints
  • Restores Qi and Blood flow
  • Strengthens and relaxes the sinews
  • Bronchitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Backache
  • Cholecystitis
  • Intercostal neuralgia




  • This is one of the Huatuojiaji (M-BW-35)-points, which are connected by way of the Connecting channel from the DU channel to the Urinary BLadder channel. Their main functions are to to smooth Qi circulation through these channels. Stimulating the points lets Qi excess out through the Urinary BLadder channel. Their therapeutic functions are basically the same as those of the DU channel.
  • This point is especially useful to correct deviations of the vertebrae.