(LV) Liver Meridian - Point Locations Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

Points
Locations
LV 1 On the lateral side of the big toe, .1 cun from the corner of the nail
LV 2 On dorsum of the foot between the 1st and 2nd toes, proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin
LV 3 On dorsum of the foot in a depression distal to the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones
LV 4 Anterior to the medial malleolus, midway between SP 5 and ST 41, in a depression on the medial side of the tendon of tibialis anterior
LV 5 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the surface of the tibia
LV 6 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia
LV 7 1 cun posterior to SP 9, posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia in the upper portion of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle
LV 8 At the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the tibia in a depression on the anterior border of the insertions of the semimembraneous and semitendoneous muscles, with the knee flexed
LV 9 4 cun above the medial epicondyle of the femur, between vastus medialis and sartorius
LV 10 3 cun below ST 30 at the proximal end of the thigh and lateral border of adductor longus (1 cun below LV 11)
LV 11 2 cun below ST 30 at the proximal end of the thigh and on the lateral border of adductor longus
LV 12 2.5 cun lateral and 1 cun inferior to the superior border of the pubic symphysis ** No Needle **
LV 13 On the lateral side of the abdomen below the free end of the 11th rib
LV 14 On the mamillary line, directly below the nipple, 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 6th ICS ** NDN **

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

Liver Meridian Links

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