Large Intestine 4

LI 4 acupressure pointLI 4 acupressure point is one of the most beloved acupuncture points of all time because of its many benefits and actions. It can be used in a variety of conditions, and although this is called the Large Intestine or Colon-Hand Taiyang channel (meridian), points along this channel are not best known for digestive complaints (look to the Stomach and Spleen acupressure points instead).

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Other Name(s):

  • Joining of the Valleys
  • Bottom of the Valley
  • Tiger’s Mouth
  • Uniting Bones
  • Holding Mouth
  • Joining Valley

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Qi Source point of large Intestine Channel
  • Command point of the Mouth and Face Region
  • Heavenly Star Point
  • Entry point of Lung-7

Location: On the dorsal hand between the thumb and pointer finger on top of the mound that is made when the thumb is pressed tight to the finger between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bone.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Warning: Contraindicated during pregnancy

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.