The acupuncture point "HT 4" , 靈道, is represented by "Ling Dao" in pinyin and "Spirit Pathway" in english and may be found:
1.5 cun above the wrist crease on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the HT 3 - HT 7 line.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ht 4 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore ht 4 functional grouping theory - Five Shu, or read all point categories and related theory.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. HT4, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Qi Stagnation
HT 4 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Anxiety, Arm Pain, Chest Pain, Depression, Insomnia, Manic Depression, Stuttering and/or Vocal Problems
While not necessarily valid clinically, LU 7 (Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny n…), PC 6 (Similar to PC 3 but more for Chronic Heart sympto…) and TH 5 (Beginning exterior conditions, tonify for wind-co…) are nearby.
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