Liver 05 (LIV 5)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Ligou, Gourd Ditch (Woodworm Canal)
5 cun above the tip of the mediamalleolus, on the medial aspect and near the medial border of the tibia.
Retention of urine, enuresis, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, pruritus or itchy vulvae, weakness and atrophy of the leg.
Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, resolves damp-heat.
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