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24 Cards in this Set

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LV 1
Dadun "Big Mound"
Jing-Well, Wood

Regulate qi in the lower jiao, treats shan d/o and alleviates pain: important distal point for shan d/o, genital swelling and severe pain of lower abd

Benefits the genitals and adjusts urination: painful urinary dysfunction, enuresis, frequent urination

Regulates LV qi and stops menstrual bleeding: irregular menstruation, ceaseless uterine bleeding (moxa for this) menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, blood in the urine and nosebleed

Revives consciousness and calms the spirit: epilepsy, loss of consciousness, windstroke, fright as if seeing ghosts

On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second toes, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web
LV 2
Xingjian "Moving Between" Ying-Spring and Fire Point

Clears LV fire: principle point to clear LV fire in the body - dizziness, throat painful obstruction, sudden involuntary erection

Spreads LV qi: tetany, hypertension, anger

Pacifies LV wind: any shaking due to wind, contracted sinews, windstroke, deviation of the mouth

Clears heat and stops bleeding: nosebleed, cough and vomit blood

Benefits the lower jiao: enuresis, retention of urine, diff urination

On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second toes, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web
LV 3
Taichong "Great Rushing"
Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source and Earth point, Ma Dan Yang Heavenly Earth Point

*Spreads LV qi, subdues LV yang and extinguishes wind: Principle point for promoting free-flow of LV qi in the head , (LV Yang rising, Vertex headache (migraines)), eyes, throat, chest, HT, breasts, epigastrium, abdomen, lateral costal region, uterus or genitals *Main distal pt to spread LV qi. Local is LV 14

Nourishes LV blood and LV yin: dry eyes is LV yin, blurry eyes is blood

Clears the head and eyes: headache, dizziness, opisthotonos, blurred or failing vision, RSP eyes

Regulates menstruation and regulates the LJ: A) regulates menses; amenorrhea, irregular menses B) regulates the genito-urinary system; retention of urine, urinary dysfunction, difficult urination, enuresis, incontinence, shan d/o, lumbar pain

On the dorsum of the foot, in the hollow distal to the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones
LV 4
Zhongfeng "Middle Seal" Jing-River and Metal Point

Spreads LV qi and regulates the lower jiao: pain and retraction of the genitals, hypogastric pain, shan d/o, seminal emission, painful urinary dysfunction, pain and swelling of lower abdomen, periumbilical pain, diff defecation, no pleasure in eating

Clears LV channel stagnant heat: jaundice, yellow body w low grade fever, malaria, goiter

*main fx deals w reg qi in lower jiao; genitals, urinary sys and region below umbilicus

On the ankle, anterior to the prominence of the medial malleolus, in the significant depression just medial to the tendon of tibialis anterior when the ankle is extended (dorsiflexed)
LV 5
Ligou "Woodworm Canal" Luo-Conecting Point

Spreads the LV, regulates qi and benefits the genitals swelling and pain of the genitals, swelling and pain of the testicles, incessant erection, shan d/o, inflexibility of back w inability to turn

Clears dampness and heat from the LJ: itching of genitals

Regulates menstruation: irreg menstruation (due to qi or blood stasis), prolapse of uterus, leucorrhea

Treats plumstone qi: plumstone qi, fear and fright, worry and oppression

5 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, immediately posterior to the medial crest of the tibia, in the depression between the medial crest of the tibia ad the gastrocnemius muscle
LV 6
Zhongdu "Central Capital" Xi-Cleft point

Spreads LV qi and regulates the LJ: shan d/o, lower abd pain, hypogastric pain, diarrhea

Regulates blood*: persistent flow of lochia (post-partum discharge) uterine bleeding

Drains Damp: damp painful obstruction w inability to walk, flaccidity, emaciation of the legs, numbness of hands and feet, damp bi, inability to stand for a long time

*Although a yin xi cleft point, doesn’t do much for bleeding (lochia, uterine bleeding)

7 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, immediately posterior to the medial border o the tibia, in the depression between the medial border of he tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle
LV 7
Xiguan "Knee Joint"

Benefits knee, relaxes sinews: swelling and pain in knee, wind painful obstr, stiffness

Dispels wind-damp: bi-syndrome

Posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, 1 cun posterior to SP 9
LV 8
Ququan "Spring at the Crook" He-Sea and Water Point

Clears damp-heat from the LJ: diff urination, retention of urine, enuresis, diarrhea

Benefits the genitals: pain of the penis, seminal emissions

Invigorates blood, benefits the uterus: uterine prolapse, abd masses in women due to blood stasis, infertility due to blood stasis, amenorrhea, shan d/o

Nourishes blood and yin: mania d/o, visual dizziness (blood xu or yin xu), (local d/o) knee pain, swelling of the patella

Just superior toe the medial end of the popliteal crease, in the depression anterior to the tendons of m. semitendinosus and m. semimembranosus, about 1 cun anterior to KD 10
LV 9
Yinbao "Yin Wrapping"

Adjust menstruation, regulate LJ: irregular menses, diff urination, retention, enuresis, lumbo-sacral pain extending to low abd

Directly superior to the medial epicondyle of the femur, 4 cun superior to LV 8, in the cleft between m. vastus medialis and m. sartorius
LV 10
Zuwuli "Leg Five Mile"

Clears DH, benefits LJ: urinary difficulty, genital itching, swelling/pain of testes

3 cun inferior to ST 30 on the anterior border of m. adductor longus
LV 11
Yinlian "Yin Corner"

Benefits uterus: infertility, irreg menses, pain in inner thigh & knee

2 cun inferior to ST 30 on the anterior border of m. adductor longus
LV 12
Jimai "Urgent Pulse"

Eliminates cold from LV channel, benefits LJ: genital pain/swelling, uterine prolapse; hypogastric pain, shan disorder, pain of inner thigh

1 cun inferior and 2.5 cun lateral to Ren 2, in the crease of the groin, medial to the femoral vein
LV 13
Zhangmen "Completion Gate" Front-Mu point of the SP

Harmonizes the LV and SP: LV invading SP; drum distention, no pleasure in eating, IBS, diarrhea, constipation

Regulates the middle and lower jiao: diarrhea, constipation

Fortifies the SP: no pleasure in eating, diarrhea

Spreads the LV and regulates qi: running piglet qi, inversion counterflow (cold hands and limbs)

*Cold and pain of the lumbar spine, rigidity of the spine (LV paired w GB which goes to lumbus)

Directly anterior and inferior to the free end of the eleventh rib
LV 14
Qimen "Cycle Gate"
Front-Mu point

Spreads the LV and regulates qi: pain, distention and fullness of the chest, masses in the lateral costal region, sighing, distention and pain of the breast, cough, dyspnea

Invigorates blood and disperses masses: epigastric distention and pain, acid regurgitation, vomiting and hiccup, vomit fluid after eating, sudden turmoil d/o

Harmonizes the LV: malaria, jaundice, gallstones, wasting and thirsting d/o, running piglet qi, stiffness and pain of the head and neck

On the mamillary line, in the sixth intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the midline
Functions of Liver
Storing blood
Freecoursing the qi
Dominating the sinews
Opening into the eyes
Manifesting in the nails
Meeting Points of LV
SP 6
SP 12,13
Ren 2,3,4
PC 1
DU 20
Organs entered by LV
Tissues of LV
eye system
nasopharyngeal region
Links of LV
Middle Jiao: LV 14 connects w/ LU 1

Eye system up to vertex and down around lips
LV organ pathologies
vertex HA
dry throat
mental disturbances
LV pathway pathologies
pain in low back
fullness in chest
pain in low abdomen region
Conditions LV can treat:
1. Resolve distention and pain due to stagnation of LV qi in the head, throat region, chest, HT, LU ST abd, lateral costal region, lower abd, intestines and genitals

2. Assist descent of ST and LU qi and ascent of SP qi
3. Benefitting the eyes
4. Regulating the menstrual cycle
5. Treating shan d/o (category that includes hernia, genital swelling and pain, severe pain in low abd)
6. Lumbar pain
7. Psycho-emotional d/o deriving from LV xue xu, LV qi stag or LV fire; all of which may disturb the ethereal soul and spirit
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