LI 4 Acupuncture Point - He Gu - Large Intestine Meridian
- Chinese Name He Gu
English Name Union Valley
Location: In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.
Precautions: No Moxa, No Needle in Pregnancy.
- Point Associations:
- Yuan Source Point
- Entry Point
Command Point for face, nose, mouth & jaw
- Actions & Effects:
- Releases the exterior for wind-cold or wind-heat syndromes
- Strengthens the wei qi, improves immunity
- Regulates the sweat glands, for excessive sweating tonify LI 4 then disperse KD 7 and vice versa.
- Any problem on the face - sense organs, mouth, teeth, jaw, toothache, allergies, rhinitis, hay fever, acne, eye problems, etc.
- Toothache use both LI 4 & ST 44 - LI for the lower jaw & ST for the upper jaw.
- Headache, especially frontal a/or sinus (yangming area).
- Chronic Pain
- Influence the circulation of Qi and Blood - Use the four gates, LI 4 & LV 3 to strongly move the Qi and Blood in the body clearing stagnation and alleviating pain.
Promote labor or for retained placenta
Large Intestine Meridian Points (20):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
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