Japanese Acupuncture - Liver Deficiency Heat - Five Phase Protocol

Japanese Theory

This page contains the abdominal presentation, treatment points and associated signs and symptoms for the Liver Deficiency Heat Five Phase treatment. For a description of the overall treatment protocol see our Five Phase treatment information page.

Five Phase - Liver Deficiency Heat Pattern

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  • Root Treatment Points:
  • Technique: #1 needle, approx. 1-3mm insertion, retain approx. 10-15 minutes
  • Water Points - KD 10 & LV 8 or
  • if strong empty heat - Wood Points - KD 1 & LV 1
  • Common Symptoms:
  • Almond shaped eyes
  • irritability, easily angered
  • rancid body odor
  • cold below and warm above
  • Related Patterns & Treatment (in lieu of controlling cycle):
  • HT Heat - tonify KD 2
  • SP Heat - tonify SP 1, disperse ST 36 & ST 45
  • LU Heat - tonify KD 7 & LV 4, disperse LU 6
  • KD Heat - disperse UB 63 & UB 65

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:

  • Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes

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