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Liver 13

Chinese Name: Zhangmen (English translation: Camphorwood Gate)

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

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


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

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

Notes: 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. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .8 - 1.0 cun. 



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