Tai Chong (LR3) is commonly used for stress, lower back pain, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, limb pain, insomnia and anxiety.

Where is location of TaiChong acupoint?

Tai Chong (LR3) is located on your foot about two finger widths above the place where the skin of your big toe and the next toe join.

tai chong acupoint

Benefits of Massage Taichong acupoint

Detoxification – Proper massaging Taichong point can promote the blood circulation of the foot and detoxify the liver and remove interal heat.

Relieve tinnitus – Most people suffer from tinnitus, and most of the reasons are caused by the heat in the liver,Proper massaging Taichong point can have a good effect of removing the interal heat in the liver to relieve tinnitus.

Refreshing – Proper massaging Taichong point can help stimulate the channel Qi of the body, thereby, and keep the “Yin-yang” balance in our body to archive refresh.

Lowering blood pressure – Massaging Taichong can calm the liver,together with Taixi acupoint for nourishing kidney and Quchi acupoint for removing internal heat to lower blood pressure.

Other benefits:

Digestive system: abdominal pain, bloating, loose diarrhea.

Cardiovascular : angina pectoris, sternal pain.

Nervous system: high blood pressure, headache, dizziness, insomnia and dreaminess.

Ear,nose and throat: pinkeye, swelling and pain, sore throat, tinnitus, deafness.

Urogenital system: irregular menstruation, functional uterine bleeding, uterine insufficiency, enuresis,urinary system infection.

Surgical : hernia, breast carbuncle, enteritis, tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes.

Other: hepatitis, thrombocytopenia, limb joint pain, intercostal neuralgia, lower limb spasm, various coma.

How to massage Taichong acupoint correctly

1. Sit with your feet down, bend your left knee, lift your foot on the seat, in front of your hips, raise your left hand, put your palm down on the back of your instep, bend your middle finger, and use index and middle finger tips to press and knead Taichong acupoints from bottom to top for soreness and pain.First left and then right to press and knead acupuncture points on both sides for 3-5 minutes each time.

2. Patients with high blood pressure press Taichong,Taixi and Quchi acupoints with the tip of  thumbs every day, which can help calm the liver and reduce internal heat, nourish kidney to help stabilize blood pressure. press strength reach to feel obvious numbness and pain. Keep pressing and kneading each point for 3-5 minutes every day.


Before massaging the Taichong point, you can have a feet spa in hot water to make body more relaxed. Use a little bit of strength when rubbing to produce a slight soreness or pain. After pressing, you can drink a small amount of water to help metabolism. Noted that people with coagulation disorders should use it with caution, and pregnant women not allowed.

Massaging Taichong acupoint FAQs

Q:When is the best time to massage Taichong acupoint?

It is recommended to massage TaiChong between 21-23 o’clock in the evening. Taichong points belong to the Jueyin Liver Channel of Foot,and the most vigorous time when the liver channel Qi is between 21-23 o’clock in the evening. At this time, massaging the Taichong points can be good to promote the blood circulation,and keep health.

Q:Can I massage Taichong points every day?

Yeah,Massaging the Taichong point every day can nourish the liver, eliminate liver disease, and  protect the liver. It is beneficial to health and no side effects to the human body.

Q:How often does massage Taizhong acupoint?

It is recommended to do it once a day. It does not have extra limit to massage the Taichong acupoints about the long and the number of times. Generally, it is prefer to massage once a day for about 30 minutes each time.


1,Acupressure Point LV3: Liver 3 or Tai Chong