Zhongdu acupoint (LR 6)belongs to the liver meridian of foot-Jueyin, which can relieve and treat irregular menstruation, metrorrhagia, vaginal discharge, hernia, abdominal pain, spermatorrhea, diarrhea, etc.

Location of Zhongdu acupoint

7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia.

LiGou acupoint

What is Zhongdu acupoint used for?

Digestive system diseases: abdominal distension, abdominal pain, hypochondriac pain, dysentery, diarrhea,enteritis.

Reproductive system diseases: irregular menstruation, vaginal bleeding, uterine bleeding, hernia, spermatorrhea, pelvic inflammatory pain.

Other diseases: hepatitis, knee joint inflammation, paralysis and pain of lower limbs,laryngitis.

What is the meaning of Zhongdu acupoint?

Zhongdu:Zhong, opposite to the outside, refers to the inside of the acupuncture point.Du,refers to the city. The name of Zhongdu acupoint means that the water-Qi of the liver meridian gather here under the sky. The substance of this point is the water-wet Qi from the Ligou acupoint.The water-wet Qi gathers to form a water-wet Qi field  after reaching this point, which is like the collection and dispersal place of liver and blood.

Zhongdu acupoint therapy

Acupuncture therapy

Prickles Zhongdu 0.3-0.5 cun along the skin;

Moxibustion therapy

Moxa moxibustion for 3-5 unit; or moxa moxibustion for 5-10 minutes.

Massage therapy

Press and rub the Zhongdu acupoint with the thumb until you feel soreness and slight pain. 3-5 minutes each time, once a day in the morning and once in the evening,help for uterine bleeding and lochia.

Compatibility of Zhongdu Acupoints

Combined with Xuehai, Sanyinjiao points,used for menorrhagia and uterine bleeding, and postpartum lochiorrhea;

Combined with Gu, Ciliao and Sanyinjiao acupoints,used for Dysmenorrhea;

Combined with Pishu and Yinlingquan acpoints,used for leucorrhea;

Combined with Zusanli and Liangqiu acupoints,used for abdominal distension and diarrhea.

Combined with Taichong point,used for hernia;

Combined with Sanyinjiao, Yinlingquan, Xiyangguan, Xiguan, Futu, Jimen points,used for lower limb paralysis pain.