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TYPE:Front-Mu point of Liver
LOCATION:On the mamillary line, approximately 4 cun lateral to the midline below the nipple, in the 6th intercostal space
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° medial or lateral insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun
TCM ACTION:Spreads the Liver and Gall Bladder and regulates Qi, invigorates Blood and disperses masses, harmonizes the Liver and Stomach, transforms Damp-Heat
INDICATIONS:Pain, distention and fullness of the chest, masses in the lateral costal region, pain of the breast, agitation and heat of the chest, cough, dyspnea, enlarged and hard abdomen with difficulty in breathing, epigastric distention and pain, vomiting and hiccough, vomiting fluid after eating, sudden turmoil disorder, desire to eat despite difficult ingestion, abdominal distention and watery diarrhea, hardness of the epigastrium, hypogastrium and abdomen, injury by cold leading to heat which enters the blood chamber, manic raving, alternating chills and fever, uterine bleeding, postpartum disorders, red face, dry mouth, running piglet Qi, visual dizziness, belching, thirst, dry mouth, pain along course of channel, pain anywhere in the body, masses due to Liver stasis, injury by Cold leading to Heat which enters the uterus or Blood chamber (after menses or childbirth), loss of hope
WESTERN USES:Hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), cholecystitis, malaria, pancreatitis, cirrhosis, hypertension, peritonitis, hyperacidity, vomiting, acid regurgitation
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:Deep perpendicular or oblique insertion carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax
POINT COMBINATIONS:TB 5 + GB 41 + LV 14 + GB 34 for ribs pain and cholecystitis, LV 1 + LV 14 for hard nodules and flank pain