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Liver 10 (LIV 10)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zuwuli, Five Li (Foot)

Location
3 cun directly below Qichong (ST 30), on the lateral border of muscle abductor longus.

Indications
Lower abdominal distension and fullness, retention of urine.

Traditional Action
Soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, clears and disinhibits Lower Burner damp heat.

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.