Zuwuli LR10 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Zu: lower limb Wu: five Li: used to mean cun in ancient times.
Zuwuli is on the lower limbs, 5 cun above the Jimen (SP11).

Point: LR-10
Chinese Name: 足五里
Name: Zuwuli
Pinyin: zú wǔ li
English Name/Meaning: Five li foot
Han Geul 한글: [jok] o ri [족] 오리
Romaji: ashi no go ri?
Vietnamese: (Túc) Ngũ lý


3 cun directly below ST30, at the proximal end of thigh, below the pubic tubercle and on the lateral border of m. abductor longus.


  • Relax sinews and invigorated channel.
  • Clears damp heat in lower back.

Indications of Zuwuli:

  • Urinary problems: retention of urine, burning sensation
  • Lethargy, sleepiness, scrofula lower abdominal distension and fullness
  • Local disorder: local thigh pain.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun.


Good point for local thigh pain.

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    LR6-Zhongdu-中都   LR7-Xiguan-膝关    LR8-Ququan-曲泉    LR9-Yinbao- 阴包    LR11-Yinlian-阴廉    LR12-Jimai-急脉    LR13-Zhangmen-章门    LR14-Qimen-期门

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.

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