LR 13 Acupuncture Point

Liver 13, Abbreviated as LR 13, LIV 13, or LV 13, Transliterated Zhangmen in Chinese, Gate of the Ordering in English.

LR 13 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the lateral side of the abdomen, below the free end of the 11th floating rib.

LR 13 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Abdominal distention, diarrhea
  • Pain in the hypochondrium, abdominal mass

LR 13 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Harmonizes the Liver and Spleen, regulates Liver Qi, regulates the Middle and Lower Jiaos.


Front-Mu point of the Spleen Meridian
Crossing point of the Zang Organs


Front-Mu points can be used to treat diseases of the affected Zang-Fu organ, and those of Yang meridians and collaterals. They treat diseases of Six Fu-organs and diseases of yang meridians. An adverse reaction when a Front-Mu point is pressed can help make a diagnosis.