Acupuncture Meridian Pathways & Point Locations
Liver Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Foot Terminal Yin (Jue Yin) of the Liver 14 points
The liver channel of the Foot-Jueyin originates on the lateral side of the great toe. Ascending along the dorsum of the foot, it flows further upward to the anterior aspect of the medial malleolus. Then it runs upward to the medial side of the knee and along the medial aspect of the thigh into the pubic region. From there it curves around the external genitalia and crosses the midline up to the lower abdomen. Ending directly below the nipple.
On the lateral side of the great toe, 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
On dorsum of the foot between the 1st and 2nd toes, proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin.
On dorsum of the foot in a depression distal to the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones.
1 cun anterior to the medial malleolus, midway between SP5 and ST41, in a depression on the medial side of the tendon of tibialis anterior.
5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the medial side of the tibia.
7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus and posterior to the medial tibia.
1 cun posterior to SP9, posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia in the upper portion of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. In the depression of the medial border of the tibia.
When the knee is flexed, the point is found above the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the tibia in a depression on the anterior border of the insertions of the semimembraneous and semitendoneous muscles.
4 cun above the medial epicondyle of the femur, between vastus medialis and sartorius muscles.
3 cun below ST30 at the proximal end of the thigh on the lateral border of adductor longus muscle.
2 cun below ST30, 2 cun from the midline at the proximal end of the thigh and on the lateral border of adductor longus muscle.
2.5 cun lateral and inferior to the superior border of the pubic symphysis. In the inguinal groove lateral and inferior to ST30.
On the lateral side of the abdomen below the free end of the 11th rib.
Directly below the nipple, 4 cun lateral to the midline in the 6th intercostal groove.
LV13 is known as the "Influential Point of the Viscera". Located at the tip of the 11th rib, this point is known as the Alarm point of the Spleen. In my opinion, it is one of the premier points on the body affecting anything of visceral symptomatolgy. This point when used with BL 38 (on the vertebral border of the scapula half way between the top and bottom) is legendary for patients with visceral complaints regardless of its origin. The Spleen meridians relationship to the Extraordinary meridians is one of the most important relationships in the body. This point is critical.
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