LV 5

Acupuncture Point Theory

LV 5 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LV 5" , 蠡溝, is represented by "Li Gou" in pinyin and "Woodworm Canal" in english and may be found:

5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the surface of the tibia.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.


Lv 5 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore lv 5 functional grouping theory - YuanLuo.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 9 (Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania. …), SP 6 (Tonify Yin and Blood, all Spleen disorders. Dige…), SP 7 (Local point. Continued muscle atrophy in the pre…) and ST 39 (Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdomina…) are nearby.

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