LV 5 Acupuncture Point - Li Gou - Liver Meridian
- Chinese Name Li Gou
English Name Woodworm Canal
Location: 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the surface of the tibia.
- Point Associations:
Luo Connecting Point
- Actions & Effects:
Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.
Liver Meridian Points (14):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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
- Harstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes
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