Zhongfeng LR4 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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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

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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