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Zhongfeng LR4 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Zhongfeng LR4 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Zhongfeng LR4 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
October 23
11:25 2018
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Zhongfeng-LR4

Nomenclature:

Zhong: Middle Feng: Earth heaped into a mound
Zhongfeng is on the foot, where the qi of the meridian is abundant. It is an imprtant “pass” in this meridian.

Point: LR-4
Chinese Name:中封
Name: Zhongfeng
Pinyin:zhōng fēng
English Name/Meaning: Middle Margin
Han Geul 한글:jung bong 중봉
Romaji:chū hō
Vietnamese: Trung phong

Location:

On the ankle, anterior to the prominence of the medial malleolus, in the significant depression just medial to the tendon of tibialis anterior when the ankle is extended (dorsiflexed).

Functions:

Opens the channel, promotes the flow of Liver Qi, regulates the Lower Burner.

Indications of zhongfeng:

  • Reproductive system problems:
    • Female: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea.
    • Male: seminal emission, premature ejaculation, loss of libido.
  • Urinary Problems: retention of urine, enuresis, dribbling.
  • Diseases manifesting in the patient’s voice: sighing
  • Mental problems: mania, depression, insomnia, disturbed sleep.
  • Diseases of the sinews and bones: contracted sinews, lumbar pain.
  • Problems along LIV channel: vertex, throat, chest, hypochondriac, lower abdomen (side), genital, lower extremities.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun, or oblique insertion medially towards SP5 or laterally towards ST41.

Remarks:

  • Jing-River Point.
  • Metal point of the Liver channel.

Read about other points of Liver Meridian:

LR1-Dadun-大敦   LR2-Xingjian-行间    LR3-Taichong-太冲     LR5-Ligou-蠡沟    LR6-Zhongdu-中都   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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