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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



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


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).


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.


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


  • 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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