0.5-1 cun vertically or obliquely in a direction towards the abdomen.
Like Ligou LIV-5, LIV-6 has a close relationship with the genitourinary system and is used for clearing Damp-Heat there. The typical manifestation is Shan disorder (Hernial and Genitourinary disorder).
The use of LIV-6 is very similar to LIV-4 and LIV-5. It is mainly used in Excess patterns and acute cases to stop pain caused by obstruction of Liver Qi or Damp-Heat (eg: urinary pain such as cystitis).