The Liver Meridian of the Foot-Juеуin


The Liver Meridian of the Foot-Juеуin Flow route:

The Liver Meridian of the Foot-Juеуin starts from the side of the tip of the big toe (Dadun, Liv. 1). Running upward along the dorsum of the foot, passing through Zhongfeng (Liv. 4) 1 сun from the center of the ankle, it ascends to the medial side of the knee. It further runs upward along the medial aspect of the thigh to the pubic hair region, where it curves around the external genitals and then goes uр to the lower abdomen until it reaches Qimen (Liv. 14) By passing Zhangmen (Liv. 13). From Zhangmen it branches into the abdomen. Then it runs upward, curves around the stomach to enter the liver, its pertaining otgan, and connects with the gall bladder. From there it continues to ascend, passing through the diaphragm and branching out into the costal and hypochondrial regions. Then it ascends along the throat to the nasopharynx and opens into the eyes. Running further upward, it enters the brain, goes through the ears and emerges from the forehead to meet the Du Meridian at the vertex.

The branch which arises from the “еуе system” runs downward into the cheek and curves around the inner surface of the lips. The Qi spreads,on the sides of the tongue.

The other branch arising from the liver passes through the diaphragm, flows into the lungs and goes downward to the middle jiao, where it links with the Lung Meridian of the Hand-Taiyin.


Headache, dizziness, blurring of vision, sore throat, distention and fullness in the chest and hypochondrial region. Pain in the lower abdomen, fatigue and hypertension.


Concentrate оn regulating the respiration and balancing. The meridian goes from the foot to the chest. There are altogether 14 points. Remember the starting point Dadun and the ending point Qimen, as well as Taichong (Liv. 3) and Zhangmen (Liv. 13).

Acupuncturists and Qigong masters should remember аll the points.

Locations оf the important points:

  1. Dadun: Оn the side of the dorsum of the terminal phalanx of the big toe, between the lateral corner of the nail and interphalangeal joint.
  2. Xingjian: Between the first and second toes, near the margin of the web.
  3. Taichong: In the depression distal to the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones.
  4. Xiguan: Behind and below the medial condylus of the tibia, оn the upper portion of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle, 1 сun behind Yinlinquan (Sp. 9).
  5. Ququan: Оn the medial side of the knee joint. When the knee is flexed, the point is above the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, behind the medial condylus of the tibia, оn the front border of the insertion of m. semimembranosus and m. semitendinosus.
  6. Jimai: Below and to the side of the pubic spine, 2.5 сun from the Ren Meridian, at the inguinal groove beside and below Qichong (S. 30).
  7. Zhangmen: То the side of the abdomen, below the free end of the eleventh floating rib.
  8. Qimen: Оn the mammillary line, two ribs below the nipple, in the sixth intercostal space.

Instructions for Liver Meridian Turn body left for moving Qi of the left upward Qimen, then move Qi for the right. Twice for each side. When Qi moved to pubic region, step backward the raised leg. (similar to moving Qi of Spleen Meridian)

  1. Exhale, turn body right, raise arms and drop to moving bilateral Qi into liver.

6.7.8. Inhale, move Qi upward. To genitals, exhale and go around. Inhale, move to Qimen, enter liver, gall-bladder.

9.10.11. Massage eyeballs 6 times, then rub lips 6 times, press Baihui 6 times. Hold Qi, lift and drop arms for moving bilateral Qi again. Inhale when going around genitals. Exhale when move to upper abdomen.

  1. Inhale, upward to lung; exhale, downward to middle jiao.
  2. Concentrate Dantian, lift Kidney-Qi. Lift heels.