POINT: LI 4
PINYIN NAME: Hegu
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Joining Valley
CHANNEL: Large Intestine (LI)
YANGMING CHANNELS: LI and Stomach (ST) - abundant in Qi and Blood
COMMAND POINT: LI 4 is the single most important point to treat disorders of the face and sense organs.
FOUR GATES (point combination): LI 4 + LV 3. Used to treat painful obstruction.
FUN FACT: Commonly used point in acupuncture analgesia.
INSTRUCTIONS: Apply acupressure for up to 1 minute, two times daily or as needed.
Information sourced from Peter Deadman, A Manual Of Acupuncture