LR 5 Acupuncture Point

Liver 5, Abbreviated as LR 5, LIV 5, or LV 5, Transliterated Ligou in Chinese, Gnawed Channel in English.

LR 5 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the middle of the medial aspect of the tibia.

LR 5 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Pruritus vulva, persistent erection
  • Irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea
  • Dysuria, hernia, swelling and pain of the foot

LR 5 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Regulates Liver Qi, resolves Damp-Heat in Lower Jiao, benefits the genitals.


Luo-Connecting point of the Liver Meridian


Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.