The acupuncture point "SI 4" , 腕骨, is represented by "Wan Gu" in pinyin and "Wrist Bone" in english and may be found:
On the ulnar side of the palm in a depression between the base of the 5th metacarpal joint and the hamate bone.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Si 4 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SI4, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat