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Liver 03 (LIV 3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Taichong, Bigger Rushing (Great Surge)

Location
On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junctio nof the first and secon dmetatarsal bones.

Indications
Headahe, dizziness and vertigo, insomnia, congestion, swelling and pain of the eye, depression, infantile convulsion, deviation of mouth, pain in the hypochondriac region, uterine bleeding, hernia, enuresis, retention of urine, epilepsy, pain in the anterior aspect of the medial malleolus.

Traditional Action
Subdues Liver yang, expels interior wind, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, calms the mind, calms spasms.

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.