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Liver 05 (LIV 5)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Ligou, Gourd Ditch (Woodworm Canal)

Location
5 cun above the tip of the mediamalleolus, on the medial aspect and near the medial border of the tibia.

Indications
Retention of urine, enuresis, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, pruritus or itchy vulvae, weakness and atrophy of the leg.

Traditional Action
Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, resolves damp-heat.

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.