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Zhongdu LR6 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Zhongdu LR6 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Zhongdu LR6 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
October 23
12:05 2018



Zhong: middle Du: confluence
Zhongdu is at the midpoint of the medial aspect of the leg, and is a confluence of the Qi of the Liver meridian.

Point: LR-6
Chinese Name: 中都
Name: Zhongdu
English Name/Meaning: Central Capital
Pinyin:zhōng dū
Han Geul 한글: jung do 중도
Romaji: chū to
Vietnamese: Trung đô


On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 7 cun proximal to the highest prominence of the medial malleolus, just posterior to the medial crest of the tibia, between the crest of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.


  • Regulate qi and blood (Acute pain).
  • Relieve pain (lower abdomen).

Indications of zhongdu:

  • Move blood and relieve pain: stasis of blood in the uterus, shan disorder and lower abdominal pain.
  • Stop bleeding: retention of lochia, heavy menstruation, flooding, and leaking.
  • Reproductive system problems:
    • Female: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea.
    • Male: seminal emission, premature ejaculation, loss of libido.
  • Urinary Problems: retention of urine, enuresis, dribbling.


  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Oblique insertion directed proximally towards the abdomen, 1 to 2 cun.


  • Xi-cleft point.
  • Good for uterine bleeding and hernia.

Read about other points of Liver Meridian:

LR1-Dadun-大敦   LR2-Xingjian-行间    LR3-Taichong-太冲    LR4-Zhongfeng-中封    LR5-Ligou-蠡沟       LR7-Xiguan-膝关    LR8-Ququan-曲泉    LR9-Yinbao- 阴包   LR10-Zuwuli-足五里    LR11-Yinlian-阴廉    LR12-Jimai-急脉    LR13-Zhangmen-章门    LR14-Qimen-期门

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