Point Localization: 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the surface of the tibia.
TCM Actions: Smooths the flow of Liver Qi. Resolves Heat-Dampness in the lower burner.
Indications: Qi stagnation in the throat (feeling of lump). Abdominal distension. Pruritus, swelling, redness and pain in the genitals. Priapism (persistent erection). Urinary difficulty.
Target area: Genitals. Throat.
Point Name and Meaning: Ligou – Gourd Ditch
Acupuncture Meridian: Liver
Categories: Luo (connecting).
Unitary Channel: Jue Yin (Terminal Yin) [LV + PC]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.