Zhangmen LIV-13 is often used to treat Liver Qi Stagnation. Typically, the pulse is Wiry on the left and Weak on the right.
LIV-13 can be used to strengthen the Spleen as well as harmonize the Liver and Spleen together.
The Rebellious Liver Qi may then invade the Stomach and the Spleen and make the Qi in these two Organs to go the opposite direction as they should. For example, Rebellious Spleen Qi can cause loose stools, diarrhoea and abdominal distension. Rebellious Stomach Qi gives rise to undigested food in the stools, belching, and epigastric distension.
Finally, it treats Spleen Yang Deficiency, especially if moxibustion is used in additional to needling.