Liver Meridian

Xingjian LR2 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Xing: walking     Jian: middle
Xingjian is in the depression anterior to the first and second metatarsophalangeal joints. The Qi of the meridian runs between them.


On the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the margin of the web between the 1st and 2nd toes.


  • Drains liver fire (headache, red eyes, red face).
  • Cools blood heat (affects menstrual cycle).
  • Extinguishes wind (internal wind: dizziness, headache, blurred vision, epilepsy, deviation of mouth).

Indications of xingjian:

  • Xingjian is the principal point to clear Liver fire affecting any part of the body. Whether blazing upwards to the head and eyes, disturbing the Heart and spirit, transversely invading the Lungs or Stomach, entering the blood and causing reckless bleeding, or disturbing the lower jiao.
  • Any problems related to LIV organ or LIV channel (LIV qi stagnation, LIV blood deficiency, LIV Yang raising, LIV yin deficiency, LIV fire flaring up). For example :hypertension, cholecystitis, gallstone, plumpit Qi, hiccups, nasal bleeding, headache, dizziness, redness, swelling and pain in the eyes, optic atropy, deviation of the mouth.
  • Stroke, epilepsy.
  • Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, morbid leucorrhea, enuresis, retention of urine.
  • Distending pain in the chest and hypochondriac region.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun


Ying-Spring Point.
Son (reducing) point.
Main point for hypertension.

Read about other points of Liver Meridian:

LR1-Dadun-大敦    LR3-Taichong-太冲    LR4-Zhongfeng-中封    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 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.