Liver Meridian

Zhongdu LR6 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Zhong: middle Du: confluence
Zhongdu is at the midpoint of the medial aspect of the leg, and is a confluence of the Qi of the Liver meridian.

Point: LR-6
Chinese Name: 中都
Name: Zhongdu
English Name/Meaning: Central Capital
Pinyin:zhōng dū
Han Geul 한글: jung do 중도
Romaji: chū to
Vietnamese: Trung đô


On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 7 cun proximal to the highest prominence of the medial malleolus, just posterior to the medial crest of the tibia, between the crest of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.


  • Regulate qi and blood (Acute pain).
  • Relieve pain (lower abdomen).

Indications of zhongdu:

  • Move blood and relieve pain: stasis of blood in the uterus, shan disorder and lower abdominal pain.
  • Stop bleeding: retention of lochia, heavy menstruation, flooding, and leaking.
  • Reproductive system problems:
    • Female: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea.
    • Male: seminal emission, premature ejaculation, loss of libido.
  • Urinary Problems: retention of urine, enuresis, dribbling.


  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Oblique insertion directed proximally towards the abdomen, 1 to 2 cun.


  • Xi-cleft point.
  • Good for uterine bleeding and hernia.

Read about other points of Liver Meridian:

LR1-Dadun-大敦   LR2-Xingjian-行间    LR3-Taichong-太冲    LR4-Zhongfeng-中封    LR5-Ligou-蠡沟       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.