The Liver Channel of Foot Jueyin starts from the border of the hair behind the nail of the great toe, passes the dorsum of the foot and teaches the region one individual cun in front of the medial malleolus. From there, it ascends 8 individual cun above the medial malleolus where It crosses the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin. then runs behind the channel up m the medial border of the popliteal fossa. It continues its ascent along the medial side of the thigh, to the pubic region where it curves round the external genitalia and enters *he lower abdomen. From there, it runs upwards via the stomach into its pertaining organ, the liver, and communicates with the gall bladder. Further upward, it passes through the diaphragm, is distributed to the hypochondrium, and ascends along the posterior aspect of the larynx to the nasopharynx, where it connects with the surrounding tissues of the eye, then emerges from the forehead, and finally meets the Du Channel at the vertex.
One of its branches originates in the tissues connecung the eye ball with the brain, goes downwards into the cheek and curves round the inner surface of the lips.
Another branch originates m the liver, passes through the diaphragm and penetrates to the lung, where it connects with the Lung Channel of Hand-Taiyin.
Location: On the instep of the foot. in the depression of the posterior end of the lst interosseous metatarsal space.
Indications: Headache, dizziness, insomnia, conjunctival congestion accompanied with swelling pain, melancholia, infantile convulsion, thirst, hypochondriac pain, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, hernia, enuresis, dysuria, epilepsy, pain in the anterior margin of the medial malleolus.
Method: Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
Vasculature: The dorsal venous network of the foot, the first dorsal metatarsal artery.
Innervation: The branch of the deep peroneal nerve.
Body surface picture of Taichong(LR3) Acupoint
Anatomy picture of Taichong(LR3) Acupoint
Section picture of Taichong(LR3) Acupoint