The acupuncture point "PC 4" , 郄門, is represented by "Xi Men" in pinyin and "Xi Cleft Gate" in english and may be found:
5 cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Pc 4 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 7 (Xi Cleft Point useful for pain due to stagnation …), LU 6 (Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usua…) and SI 7 (Local point for pain and/or strength/control issu…) are nearby.