LI-4 合谷 Hégŭ Union Valley/Joining Valley

Location: On dorsum of hand between 1st & 2nd metacarpal bones approximately in middle of 2nd metacarpal bone on radial side

Functions: (1)Regulates Wei Qi and adjusts sweating Induces labor (2)Expels Wind & releases Exterior (3)Restores Yáng (4)Regulates face, eyes, nose, mouth, ears (5)Activates channel & alleviates pain

Indications: headache, pain in neck, redness/swelling/pain of eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, toothache, deafness, swelling of face, sore throat, parotitis, trimus, facial paralysis, dysentery, febrile diseases with anhidrosis, hidrosis, abdominal pain, constipation, amenorrhea, delayed labor, infantile convulsion, pain/weakness/motor impairment of upper limbs