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Liver 6, Zhongdu, Middle Capital is an acupuncture point on the Liver channel or meridian. It isn't used much unless you are in great pain somewhere along the Liver channel, when it's great!
This point is 7 cun above the medial malleolus, just posterior to the edge of the tibia. (The distance between the medial malleolus and the popliteal crease is reckoned at 15 cun.)
I have never used moxa on Liver 6, though applied the Japanese way, with tiny moxa filaments producing an intense short-term 'bite', I'm sure it would be OK to do.
Harmonising Blood and Qi in acute conditions means balancing Yin and Yang, hence reducing pain and inflammation from the areas of the body which are 'ruled' by the Liver such as:
I don't use this point on its own. For me, it seems to back up other points, like Ligou Liver 5 and Xiguan Liver 7, both of which clear Damp.
However, with a name like Zhongdu, Middle Capital, and being on the Liver channel, I suspect it has more potential than we know about.
You might say, well, why not experiment with it on patients? Well, yes ... but my patients all pay personally for the treatments I give them and might not see it my way if I said I was experimenting on them!For points along the Liver channel, click below:
|Liver-8||Ququan||Spring at the Bend|
|Liver-10||Zuwuli||Leg Five Miles|
If you live in the Edinburgh area of Scotland, where the author of this site (and of the books described below) works, click on Edinburgh Acupuncturist.
If you live elsewhere, click on BAcC.
Please note! The Kindle editions are less easy to read! Although the paper editions cost more, they are much easier to read and to refer back and forth to the contents and index.
Here are some of the books Jonathan has written:
Still only one comment, though personally I think this is my best book so far.
Published 1986 and, amazingly, still selling. Was apparently used back then by at least one acupuncture college to help students understand Chinese medicine!
No comments yet: just published. (Despite the lurid cover, it explains the five main types of phlegm and what works best for each type. I hope it's easy to read and will be much more useful than all the websites on the subject.)
3000 years of Chinese being stressed, and at last, here's a book showing how all that experience can help you!
By the author of this website, it explains in simple English how to use stress to improve and enhance your life.
NB You can also order 'Qi Stagnation - Signs of Stress' from your bookseller.
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