Acupressure Point of HeGu (LI4) 合谷穴

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Location of HeGu (LI4) Acupressure Point

On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radilal side




How to Find HeGu (LI4) Acupressure Point Quickly and Accurately?

Location description of HeGu (LI4) acupressure point above is based on more medical term.  In clinic, acupuncture doctors normally use bone measurement method and inherited way to find it quickly.

Use your finger to feel the two bones connected at the end of your thumb and index finger.  Move near one small finger width towards your index finger.  The point where there is the highest muscle bulging.


Main characteristic of HeGu (LI4) Acupressure Point:

strong Qi, large intestine problem

HeGu (LI4) Acupressure Point Indications:

The following is just the general function description by the acupressure point itself.   In reality, there is normally a combination of a few acupressure points to work together to fix the health problem based on the TCM diagnosis .

Toothache, headache, deviated mouth and eye, conjunctival congestion, nosebleed ,deafness;

Fever and aversion to cold with or without sweating;

Amenorrhea, delayed labor;

Paralysis of the forearm, unable to move voluntarily, painful wrist and forearm