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Acupuncture Liver Meridian

Acupuncture Liver Meridian

The Liver Meridian starts from the top of the big toe and goes across the top of the foot. After crossing the inner ankle, it continues to go upwards along the inner side of the lower leg and the thigh, until it reaches the pubic region. It then circulates around the external genitalia and enters the lower abdomen. Afterwards, it goes up the abdomen and reaches the lower chest to connect with the liver and gall bladder. The meridian further travels upwards along the throat and connects with the eyes.

Acupuncture Liver Meridian
Acupuncture Liver Meridian

Finally it emerges from the forehead to reach the vertex of the head. One of its internal branches originates internally from the eye and moves downwards to the cheek where it curves around the inner surface of the lips. Another branch starts from the liver and passes through the diaphragm to reach the lung where it connects with the Lung Meridian and completes the cycle of the twelve meridians.

Acupuncture Liver Meridian
Acupuncture Liver Meridian

The Liver Channel is a yin channel that consists of 14 points. It starts from the 1st toe and goes across the top of the foot. After crossing the medial aspect of the ankle, it continues to go upwards along the lower leg and the thigh medially. It then extends upwards across the abdomen and reaches the lower chest laterally where it terminates. The Liver Meridian’s main musculoskeletal points are LR 3 on the dorsum of the foot and LR 8 at the knee.

Acupuncture Channels/Meridians

Acupuncture Points

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