Liver 3

Acupressure Point LV3

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Use the Wood Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Liver channel. Acupressure point Liver 3 is undoubtedly one of the most used acupuncture points! This is because Liver Qi Stagnation is pervasive in our culture with all of the pressures that modern life brings and acupressure Liver 3 is a major point for resolving Liver Congestion.

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Location of Acupressure Point Liver 3

Between the tendons of the big toe and second toe on the top of the foot in the depression just distal to the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones. Apply the Wood Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Liver 3 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.


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Health Conditions Treated and Acupressure Point Combinations of Liver 3

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Acupressure point Liver 3 and acupressure point Large Intestine 4 are often combined in a treatment referred to as “The 4 Gates” which helps to move Blood and Qi throughout the body and the channels treating pain syndromes and chronic disease.

Pain Relief

Emotional Imbalances

For emotional upset marked with frustration or anger:

Gynecological Conditions

In the case of menstrual disorders and/or infertility due to Liver Qi Stagnation such as PCOS, PMS, Endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and/or irregular menstrual bleeding:

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In cases of chronic headaches:

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Liver 3

  • Taichong
  • Bigger Rushing
  • Supreme Rushing
  • Great Rushing
  • Great Surge
  • Great Thoroughfare
  • Large Surge
  • Supreme Assault

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point Liver 3

  • Yuan or Source Point
  • Earth Point
  • Point of Summer
  • Shu or Stream Point
  • Heavenly Star Point

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Liver 3

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.

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Clinical observation of eye acupuncture combined with conventional acupuncture on dry eye syndrome with yin deficiency of liver and kidney

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Acupuncture improves hepatic lipid metabolism by suppressing oxidative stress in obese nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Efficacy of acupressure herpes zoster of stagnated heat in liver meridian

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