Acupressure Point: Great Surge (Lv3)

Acupressure point Liver 3, Lv3, great surge
Acupressure point Liver 3, Lv3, great surge

Liver 3 (Lv3) prevents Chi stagnation in the body and is the most important point for combating stress. It is also very efficient for detox and decongestion. Use it for slow digestion, hangover, upset stomach, indigestion, to clear the skin and to lose weight.


Liver 3, Lv 3, Tai Chong, Great Surge.

Where is this point?

Lv 3 is situated on top of your foot in the webbing between your big toe and second toe.

How to work this point?

Sit down on a chair or sofa. Place you feet on the floor or cross your legs.
Start at the web margin of skin between the two toes, and slide your index finger up between the bones until you feel a depression about 1/2 inch up.
Acupressure point Liver 3, Lv3, great surge
Using your thumb or forefinger, press between the bones (in the direction of the root of the second toe). Start with light pressure, as this point can be sensitive, and increase as much as you can until you are using moderate to firm pressure. Press for about 1 minute.

Alternative ways:

Acupressure point Liver 3, Lv3, great surge
Acupressure point Liver 3, Lv3, great surge

[This information is given for educational and recreational purposes. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are sick].

11 Comments on “Acupressure Point: Great Surge (Lv3)”

  1. Great point! But I should like to know what happens if I have arthritis in my left foot.
    I have read that I shouldn’t use Acupressure when I have arthritis . May I use it in the right leg only? Thanks very much for your information. I’m an old man, 87 years old.

    1. Dear Adan, when you work on a point you access and therefore have an impact on the whole circuit. It’s better you don’t use acupressure, at least by yourself. I suggest you talk to an acupuncturist.

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