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Liver 9 - Name in Chinese and English

Caution

Division

Yin Bao - Envelope of Yin

Caution: None

Foot Jue Yin

2

Liver 9 - Location

4 cun superior to the knee crease, on the medial aspect of the thigh, between muscles sartorius and vastus medialis.

3

Liver 9 - Features

Builds Yin in general

*Reunion Point for Veins

4

Liver 10- Name in Chinese and English

Caution

Division

Zu Wu Li - Foot Five Li

Caution: Avoid the artery

Foot Jue Yin

5

Liver 10- Location

3 cun inferior to ST30, on the anterior border of the adductor longus (NB: in order to locate the adductor longus muscle, ask the patient to adduct the leg against resistance with the hip slightly flexed and abducted and the knee flexed)

6

Liver 10 - Features

None

*Su Wen Ch:20 Point of Heaven of the lower region according to the Nine Continents pulse picture (in males only)

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Liver 11 - Name in Chinese and English

Caution

Division

Yin Lian - Yin Corner

Caution: Avoid the artery

Foot Jue Yin

8

Liver 11 - Location

2 cun inferior to ST30, on the anterior border of the adductor longus (NB: in order to locate the adductor longus muscle, ask the patient to adduct the leg against resistance with the hip slightly flexed and abducted and the knee flexed)

9

Liver 11 - Features

None

*Useful in gynaecological disorders

10

Liver 12 - Name in Chinese and English

Caution

Division

Ji Mai - Rapid Pulse

Caution: Avoid the artery

Foot Jue Yin

11

Liver 12 - Location

1 cun inferior to the superior border of the symphysis pubis, medial to the femoral vein, in the crease of the groin. (2.5 cun lateral to the midline)

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Liver 12 - Features

None

13

Liver 13 - Name in Chinese and English

Caution

Division

Zhang Men - Complete Gate

Caution: The right lobe of the liver is below this point on the right side of the body. Therefore caution must be exercised to avoid needling to deeply. Deep below this point on the left side, is the lower end of the spleen. Excessively deep insertion on this side must be avoided, particularly in cases of patients with enlarged liver or spleen.

Foot Jue Yin

14

Liver 13 - Location

On the lateral side of the abdomen at the end of the 11th rib.

15

Liver 13 - Features

Mu Point of the Spleen
Hui Point for Zang
Internal vessel goes to GB-26 to join Dai Mai.
Meets Gall Bladder meridian (and sends branches to Stomach and Liver organs).

Balances Wood and Earth Pulses

*Shokanten Point of Tai Yin

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Liver 14 - Name in Chinese and English

Caution

Division

Qi Men - Period / Cycle Gate

Caution: None

Foot Jue Yin

17

Liver 14 - Location

In the 6th intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

18

Liver 14 - Features

Mu Point of the Liver
Point of Yin Wei Mai
Meets the Spleen Meridian
Point of Exit

Shokanteen Point of Jue Yin