TH 4

Acupuncture Point Theory

TH 4 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "TH 4" , 陽池, is represented by "Yangchi" in pinyin and "Yang Pool" in english and may be found:

On transverse crease of dorsum of wrist in a depression on the ulnar side of the extensor digitorum communis tendon.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Dorsal wrist issues such as strains, sprains or subluxations.
  • Wasting & thirsting disorder, regulates water metabolism, alleviates dry mouth a/or thirst.
  • Moxa to tonify the Yang of the body


Th 4 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore th 4 functional grouping theory - YuanLuo.

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 7 (Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and …) and LI 5 (Local point for wrist pain. Classically noted wi…) are nearby.

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