liv3.jpgLR3 Tai Chong Liver 3
Great Surge.
Shu Stream Point on the Liver Channel. Yuan Source Point on the Liver Channel. Earth Point on Wood Meridian.


On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones.

Point Summary

Spreads Liver Qi
Subdues Liver Yang
Nourishes Liver Blood
Clears the Head and Eyes
Regulates Menstruation
Regulates the Lower Burner
Expels Wind

benefits all aspects of LV; internal wind; spasms; major smoothing LV point; with PC-6 to calm; rising LV yang; LV wind



0.3 - 0.5 cun


Puncture Perpendicularly



General Indications


benefits all aspects of the LR; regulates and/or tonifies yin, yang of LR; drains heat (but LR-2); regulates menses (controls the movement of cycle); sedates rebellious qi and LR yang; extinguishes LR wind (more heat use LR-2);


improves vision; rising LR yang; LR wind; vertex and ocular HA; dizziness of LR yang rising and LR wind type; hypertension (excess or deficient); insomnia; hepatitis; mastitis; major point for irregular menstruation due to stagnation

Special Notes

source point; with LR-2 for excess situations that involve heat and wind; with PC-6 for calming the mind; with LR-14 for PMS like breast tenderness; with LI-4 as four gates for whole body pain and opens all the channels in the body

Diagnostic Indications:

Abdominal Pain Ankle Conditions Depression Diarrhea Dizziness Endocrine Disorders Eye Disorders Foot Cold Genital Pain Headache Hernia Hypertension Hypochondriac Region Pain Hypochondriac Region Swelling Insomnia Jaundice Liver Disorders Lumbar Pain Menses Irregular Mouth Deviation Nausea Perspiration Continuous Postpartum Seizures Testicular Swelling Throat Soreness Urinary Dysfunction Urine Retention Uterine Bleeding Abnormal Vertigo Visual Disturbances Vomiting