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Liver 14 (LIV 14)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Qimen, Cycle (Cyclic) Gate

Location
Directly below the nipple, in the sixth intercostal space.

Indications
Hypochondriac pain, abdominal distension, hiccups, acid regurgitation, mastitis, depression, febrile diseases.

Traditional Action
Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, benefits the Stomach, cools blood.

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.