Liver 8

Acupressure Point LV8

Acupressure point Liver 8 is a major point for promoting the smooth flow Liver Qi benefiting the uterus and reproductive organ. It is also an important point for clearing Damp-Heat in the Liver channel resulting in genital itching and swelling.

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Location of Acupressure Point Liver 8

 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 8

Knee Pain and/or Swelling

Vaginal-Genital Swelling or Itching

Uterine Fibroids or Masses in Women

Difficult Urination

Pain Radiating Down the Inside of the Leg to the Foot

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Liver 8

  • Ququan
  • Spring at the Bend
  • Spring at the Crook

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point Liver 8

  • Water Point
  • He-Sea Point
  • Tonification Point

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Liver 8

  • Drains Liver Fire
  • Relaxes the Muscles and Sinews (Joints)
  • Benefits the Genitals
  • Clears Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao
  • Benefits the Bladder
  • Benefits the Uterus and Invigorates Blood
  • Nourishes Liver Blood and Yin

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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References

Liu C, Zhang Y, Kong S, Tsui I, Yu Y, Han F. Applications and therapeutic actions of complementary and alternative medicine for women with genital infection. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:658624. doi: 10.1155/2014/658624. Epub 2014 Feb 4. PMID: 24648850; PMCID: PMC3932255.

Kiddoo D. Nocturnal enuresis: non-pharmacological treatments. BMJ Clin Evid. 2015 Jan 13;2015:0305. PMID: 25585036; PMCID: PMC4292411.

Jacoby VL, Jacoby A, Learman LA, et al. Use of medical, surgical and complementary treatments among women with fibroids. Eu J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol2014;182:220–5. 
Zhang Y, Peng W, Clarke J, et al. Acupuncture for uterine fibroids. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010;1:CD007221.