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LR 8 Acupuncture Point

LIV 8 Acupuncture Point

LR 8 Acupuncture Point is called as qū quán. Qu means crooked. Quan means spring. The point is at the medial end of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa. With the knee flexed, the local depression is like a spring.

LR 8 Acupuncture Point
LR 8 Acupuncture Point

LR 8 Acupuncture Point Location

One the medial side of the knee, in the depression of the transverse popliteal crease between the upper border of the medial epicondyle of the femur and semitendinosus and semimembranosus tendons. Needle perpendicularly 0.5 – 0.8 cun.

Just superior to medial end of popliteal crease; anterior to tendons semimembranosis and semitendinosis

LR 8 Acupuncture Point Names

⼤大包 dà bāo

Liver 8 Spring at the Bend


  • He Sea Point on the Liver Channel
  • Water Point on Wood Meridian
  • Pool Spring
  • He-Sea (Water) Point


  • Benefits bladder and genitals
  • Clears damp-heat from lower jiao
  • Invigorates blood and regulates menstruation
  • Nourishes blood and yin


  • Prolapse of Uterus
  • Lower Abdominal Pain
  • Dysuria
  • Pruritus Vulvae
  • Mania
  • Seminal Emission
  • Pain in the external genitalia, knee, medial aspect of the Thigh
  • swelling and itching of genitals, pain in genitals, impotence, difficult urination
  • abdominal masses in women due to blood stasis, painful periods, infertility due to blood stasis, amenorrhea


Headaches, knee disorders and medial thigh pain


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