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LR 12 Acupuncture Point

LIV 12 Acupuncture Point

LR 12 Acupuncture Point is called as jí mài. Ji means urgent. Mai mean artery. This point is at the medial aspect of the thigh, where the artery can be palpated

LR 12 Acupuncture Point
LR 12 Acupuncture Point

LR 12 Acupuncture Point Location

At the base of the femoral triangle, medial to the femoral artery, 2.5 cun lateral to the
anterior midline.

Inguinal crease, medial to femoral vein; 1 cun inferior and 2.5 cun lateral to REN-2

LR 12 Acupuncture Point Names

急脈 jí mài

Liver 12 Urgent Pulse


  • Urgent Pulse


Beware the Femoral Vein!


  • Disperses cold from Liver channel and benefits the lower jiao


  • Pain in the external genitalia
  • Hernia
  • pain in genitals, swelling of testicles, uterine prolapse
  • Hypogastric pain, shan disorder, pain in inner thigh


Hypogastric, genital and hernia pain


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