The Liver Meridian

The Liver Meridian Replenishment of the Blood for Growth and Renewal

The Liver Meridian is a yin meridian paired with the Gallbladder Meridian.

It is responsible for filtering, detoxifying, nourishing, replenishing, and storing blood.

It regulates the amount of blood circulating, withdrawing and storing it when resting or sleeping, and releasing it during exercise. 






Meridian Route

The Liver Meridian starts inside of the big toenail, crosses the top of the foot, passes in front of the inside ankle and up the inner aspect of the leg. 

It continues upwards, passes the knee, continues along the inner thigh to the groin and pubic region, where it circulates the external genitals.

It connects with the conception vessel in the lower abdomen and further up enters both the liver and gallbladder.

The meridian then dips into the rib cage, runs up through the throat, opening to the eye, and ends at the crown of the head where it connects with the governing vessel.

One meridian branch circles the mouth and another branch, from within the liver, reaches the lungs, which then restarts the cycle of Qi (Chi).


Element: Wood

Physical Imbalances: Liver function is reflected externally in the condition of finger- and toenails and by the eyes and vision. Blurry vision is often a result of liver malfunction rather than an eye problem.

Emotional Imbalances: The liver governs growth and development, drive and desires, ambitions and creativity.

Obstruction of liver energy can cause intense feelings of frustration, rage, and anger... as well as irritability, resentment, jealousy and depression.

When Balanced: Kindness, compassion, and generosity.


Peak Hours: 1am-3am

Foods: Leafy Greens... try a liver detox... or/and an all-around detox diet.



Meridian Chart




The Liver Meridian Acu-Points


LR14 - Qimen - Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting, hiccups

LR13 - Zhangmen - Abdominal pain, distension and mass, diarrhea, vomiting, pain in the loins and spine

LR12 - Hernia, abdominal pain, pain in the external genitalia

LR11 - Irregular menstruation

LR10 - Lower abdominal pain


LR9 - Lower abdominal pain

LR8 - Ququan - Irregular menstruation, unsmooth urination, swelling and pain in the knee

LR7 - Xiguan - Swelling and pain of the knee, obstruction syndromes of lower limbs

LR6 - Zhongdu - Hypochondriac pain, abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, hernia

LR5 - Ligou - Irregular menstruation, prolapse of the uterus, hernia, lower abdominal pain

LR4 - Zhongfeng - Hernia, dysuria, abdominal pain, jaundice

LR3 - Taichong - Headache, vertigo, redness and swelling pain of eyes, glaucoma, nearsightedness, facial paralysis, epilepsy, vomiting, hiccups, stomach ache

LR2 - Xingjian - Headache, vertigo, travel sickness, swelling and pain of the eye, glaucoma, insomnia, painful urination, facial paralysis, hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, jaundice, swelling and pain in the dorsum of the foot and numbness of toes

LR1 - Dadun - Headache, coma, hernia, epilepsy, contraction of the genitalia, unsmooth urination, irregular menstruation




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