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LR 6 Acupuncture Point

LIV 6 Acupuncture Point

LR 6 Acupuncture Point is called as zhōng dū. Zhong means middle. Du means confluence. This point is at the mid point of the medial aspect of the leg and is a confluence of the Qi of the Liver Meridian.

LR 6 Acupuncture Point
LR 6 Acupuncture Point

LR 6 Acupuncture Point Location

On the medial side of the leg, posterior to the tibial medial margin, 7 cun superior to the
medial malleolus. Needle subcutaneously 0.5 – 0.8 cun.

7 cun above medial malleolus, just posterior to crest of tibia

LR 6 Acupuncture Point Names

中都 zhōng dū

Liver 6 Central Metropolis


  • Xi Cleft Point on the Liver Channel
  • Central Capital


  • Moves Liver qi and regulates lower jiao
  • Regulates blood
  • Drains dampness


  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Hernia
  • shan disorder, lower abdominal pain, uterine bleeding
  • cold in lower leg, pain in inner aspect of leg, flaccidity and emaciation of legs


Lower limb joint pain.


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