Hegu Acupuncture point – Li 4



He Gu (Li 4) or “Union Valley” Acupuncture point – Large Intestine Meridian

Localization of point:

The proximal portion of the second metacarpal bone, the juncture of the first and the second metacarpal bone.

Diseases:

  • headache
  • cervicobrachial neuralgia
  • white spots on the cornea
  • weak sight
  • deafness
  • tinnitus
  • epistaxis
  • toothache
  • tonsillitis
  • dyspnea
  • difficulty in coughing up the sputum
  • suffocation
  • collapse
  • insomnia
  • nocturnal perpiration
  • amenorrhea
  • neurasthenia
  • nasal polyp
  • Good results in curing all the diseases of head, face, ear’s, eyes and the oral cavity.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion treatment:

  • Acupuncture: 3 – 7 fens (1 cm – 2,33 cm or 0,4 in – 0,92 in)
  • Moxibustion: 5 – 20 minutes; 3 – 7 zhuangs (moxa cones).

Application of needle to this point with pregnant women can cause miscarriage; the cause is not yet known.