LV 6

Acupuncture Point Theory

LV 6 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LV 6" , 中都, is represented by "Zhong Du" in pinyin and "Central Metropolis" in english and may be found:

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


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

  • Acute hepatitis.
  • Pain along the channel, genital region or medial knee.  


Lv 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore lv 6 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft.

While not necessarily valid clinically, SP 7 (Local point. Continued muscle atrophy in the pre…), ST 37 (Generally for excess and more acute disorders of …), ST 38 (Empirical point for shoulder issues - pain, motor…), ST 39 (Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdomina…) and ST 40 (Empirical point to resolve phlegm in the body any…) are nearby.

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