Tai Chong (LV3): Pressing This Point on Foot Can do Wonders for Your Health

The acupuncture point called LV3 (Liver 3) or Tai Chong, which is located on the foot, is usually pressed to relieve stress, lower back pain, menstrual cramps, insomnia & anxiety.

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Tai Chong (LV3): Pressing This Point on Foot Can do Wonders for Your Health

In the field of acupressure (also called shiatsu), every pressure point has its benefits. And all these points are dedicated to offering special health benefits in some way. Every acupuncturist should know the uses and advantages of this point.

Acupressure, acupuncture, or therapeutic pressure therapy has been known to be beneficial in getting rid of discomfort and pain. But for now, here is one of the most beneficial acupressure points that you should know about LV3 point. 

Acupressure LV3 Point

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You should know that Liver 3 or Tai Chong (a Pinyin name, which means Great Surge in English) is one of the strongest points. It is classified as the Yuan-Source point of the Liver Meridian or Shu-Stream point of the Liver Meridian. The point is also called Bigger Rushing, Supreme Rushing, Great Rushing, Great Thoroughfare, Large Surge, and Supreme Assault.

Why is this Point Called LV3?

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In Chinese, the acupressure point on the feet is known as Tai Chong, but the modern experts have named it LV3 or LR3 because of its strong impact on the liver. It is a major point to resolve liver congestion. 

Location of Acupressure Point Liver 3

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This point is situated between the tendons of your first (big) toe and second toe on both of the feet, right behind the top knuckle. It is located on the dorsum of the foot in the depression proximal to the junctions of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bone spaces.

How to Activate this Acupressure Point?

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Press this point on foot with your middle finger for about 2 minutes, along with a deep inhalation process. Applying the wood element acupressure stick to the LV3 helps activate the healing potential of the pressure point. 

The LV3 Point Works Primarily on Liver

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This point was found out by the Chinese, especially to relieve liver-related problems. LV3 is often coupled with LV4 to effectively move Qi and Blood all over the body. The liver channel is responsible for moving energy in every direction, and pressing the LV3 point helps in relieving it. 

Health Benefits of LV3 Acupressure

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By compressing this point regularly, you will feel tension-free, less anxious, and help in pain relief. It promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, dissipates Liver Congestion, Nourishes Liver Yin and Liver Blood, Suppresses Liver Yang, Releases Cold from the Liver Channel, Expels Internal Wind, soothes Spasms & Muscle Cramps, Shen, Spirit, and/or Mind, moves Stagnant Qi and Blood, and regulates the Lower Jiao. 

Other Benefits

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This point also helps in treating insomnia, gynecological conditions (menstrual disorders and/or infertility due to Liver Qi Stagnation like PCOS, PMS, Endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and/or irregular menstrual bleeding), Weakness, numbness, hiccup, wry face, vertigo, Epilepsy, infantile convulsion, vacuity taxation edema, Metrorrhagia, cold feet, emotional imbalances, high blood pressure, digestive problems, headaches, eye problems, hernia, enuresis, and irritating sores.

Vital Tips to Remember

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Perform this process 2 to 5 times every day for about 1 to 2 minutes.


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