Liver 4

Acupressure Point LV4

Acupressure point Liver 4 is a major point for promoting the smooth flow of Qi in the Lower Jiao, or Lower Burner.

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Location of Acupressure Point Liver 4

On the ankle, 1 Cun anterior to the medial malleolus in the depression on the medial side of the tendon of muscle tibialis anterior. To find: place your foot at a 90 degree angle (dorsiflexed) to your leg. Put your finger on the medial malleolus and run it towards the front of the ankle one thumbs width. The point is just before you feel the tendon. Apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Liver 4 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point. 

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Health Conditions Treated and Acupressure Point Combinations of Liver 4

Vaginal-Genital Pain

Incomplete Urination

Inguinal Hernia Pain

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Liver 4

  • Zhongfeng
  • Mound Center
  • Middle Seal
  • Suspended Spring

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point Liver 4

  • Metal Point
  • Jing-River Point

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Liver 4

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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