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Hegu (LI 4)


On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on its radial side.Or, place the transverse crease of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb against the web margin between the thumb and the index finger of the other hand. The point is where the tip of the thumb touches.

  • Headache, neck pain
  • Redness, swelling, pain of the eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, sore throat, parotitis, trismus, facial paralysis, swelling of the face
  • Febrile diseases with anhidrosis, hidrosis
  • Abdominal pain, dysentery, constipation
  • Amenorrhea, delayed labor, infantile convulsion
  • Pain, weakness, motor impairment of the upper limbs
Contraindicated during pregnancy
  • Regulates the wei (defensive) qi, controls sweating, expels wind, releases the exterior
  • Regulates the face, eyes, nose, mouth, ears
  • Activates the channel, alleviates pain
  • Calms spirit
  • Tonifies, harmonizes qi

Needle perpendicularly 0.5-1 cun.

Special Points Remarks: 
Yuan Source Point - LI
Entry Point - LI
Command Point - Face and Mouth