Zuwuli LIV-10 Acupuncture Point

Zuwuli LIV-10

Chinese: 足五里

Pinyin: Zú Wǔ Lǐ

Location

3 cun below Qichong ST-30, on the lateral border of abductor longus muscle. 

How to locate

Flex the adductors by pressing feet against each other. Locate zuwuli LIV-10 in the depression on the medial border of the adductor longus muscles, where it forms an angle with the sartorius muscle. 

Main actions

  1. Clears Damp-Heat from the Lower Burner
  2. Relaxes tendons and muscles

Needling

Vertically 0.5-1.5 cun. 

Caution: great saphenous vein, femoral artery/nerve.  Better use moxibustion than needling. 

Commentary for Zuwuli LIV-10

Together with Yinlian LIV-11, they are often used to treat infertility in women.