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]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.