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LV6:中都 zhōng dū central metropolis

•Source [出處 chū chù]:

The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion【甲乙經 jiǎ yǐ jīng】

•Channel and collateral【經絡 jīng luò】:

leg jue yin

Classification【類別 lèi bié】:

xi-cleft point [郗穴 xī xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

中 [zhōng] : center, middle, central

都 [dū] : metropolis, capital, market

This point is the cleft-xi point of the liver channel, at which qi and blood gather just as people gather in a large metropolis

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

•On the anteromedial aspect of the leg, at the centre of the medial border (surface) of the tibia, 7 cun proximal to the prominence of the medial malleolus.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Needle 0.5-1 cun perpendicular along the posterior edge of the tibia. 1-3 Moxa cons and 3-5 minutes moxa stick

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Coursing the liver and rectify qi (疏肝理氣) regulate menstruation and constrain the blood (調經攝血)

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Classical: full stomach, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hernia, vaginal pain, metrorrhagia, uterine bleeding, postpartum lochia, shin cold arthralgia, inability to stand, foot heat.
Modern: viral hepatitis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding.