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Liver 04 (LIV 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhongfeng, Middle Seal (Mound Center)

Location
1 cun anterior to the medial malleolus, midway between Shangqui (SP 5) and Jiexi (ST 41), in the depression on the medial side of the tendon of muscle tibialis anterior.

Indications
Hernia, pain in the external genitalia, nocturnal emission, retention of urine, distending pain in the hypochondrium.

Traditional Action
Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi in the Lower Burner.

Contraindications


References:

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

O’Connor, 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.