LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU – Acupuncture Points

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LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU - Acupuncture Points -1

LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
( LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU - Acupuncture Points ) On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun proximal to the highest prominence of the medial malleolus, just posterior to the medial crest of the tibia, between the crest of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.
How to find
First, locate the highest prominence of the medial malleolus (➞ 3.6.2). From there, palpate 5 cun in a proximal direction and there locate LIV-5 in a depression directly posterior to the medial crest of the tibia. Or quick method: Divide the distance between the medial end of the popliteal crease and the highest prominence of the medial malleolus (approximately 15 cun, ➞ 2.2) into thirds and locate LIV-5 a third of the distance from the medial malleolus. Note: Some texts locate LIV-5 on the tibia, others on the posterior border of the tibia; sensitivity to pressure should be the determining factor. ➞ KID-9 is located on the same level but directly superior to ➞KID-3 (between the medial malleolus and the Achilles tendon).
Needling
0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely in a posterior direction towards the fibula or transversely (subcutaneously) along the tibia towards the abdomen.

LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU - Acupuncture Points -3

LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU - Acupuncture Points -3

Actions/Indications
● Regulates Liver Qi, benefits the genitals, clears Damp-Heat from the Lower Burner, regulates menstruation
● Eliminates ‘plum-pit’ Qi
● Moves Qi locally
Special features
Luo-connecting point. Important distal point for the urogenital region (especially with Liver Qi stagnation and Damp-Heat).

LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU - Acupuncture Points -2

LIV-5 Woodworm Canal LIGOU - Acupuncture Points -2

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