Acupuncture : The gentle art of healing.

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Acupuncture Point Detail

L.I 4 Hegu

Location :

(a)On the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone, on the radial aspect. (b) At the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and the index finger are brought close together.© Stretch the thumb and the index finger. The point is mid-distant on a line between th

Indications :

Headache, toothache, tonsillitis, rhinitis, pharyngitis, ophthalmalgia, facial paralysis, simple thyroid goitre, pain and paralysis of the upper extremities, arthritis of mandible, hyperhydrosis, hypohydrosis, common cold with fever, etc. Headache, pain in the neck of any part of the body, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, toothache, deafness, facial swelling, sore throat.

Method of puncturing :

Dispels exterior wind, releases the exterior, stimulates the dispersing function of the Lungs, stops pain, removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi and consolidates the exterior, harmonizes ascending and descending functions.

It is a Xi-Cleft point.


(a)Perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. (b) Perpendicularly towards Laogong (P.8) 1.5 inches.