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Liver 12 (LIV 12)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jimai, Urgent Pulse

Location
Inferior and lateral to the pubic spine, 2.5 cun lateral to the Ren Meridian, at the inguinal groove lateral and inferior to Qichong (ST 30).

Indications
Lower abdominal pain, hernia, pain in the external genitalia.

Traditional Action
Frees the channels and dissipates cold.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.