Small Intestine 4

acupressure point essential oilsAcupressure-acupuncture point Small Intestine 4 is mainly used for pain or swelling along the associated Tai Yang channel, wrist, fingers, and jaw. It is often used in conjunction with acupressure point Small Intestine 3 and acupressure point Small Intestine 5.

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s):

  • Wangu
  • Wrist Bone

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Source Point, or Yuan Point

Location: On the side of the hand where the white and dark skin meet distal to thee wrist crease between in the depression between the fifth metacarpal bone and the tripuetral bone

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

  • Activates the Channel and Clear Alleviates Pain
  • Clears Heat from the Channel

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Ear Pain, Dizziness, and Tinnitus

For pain that radiates from the jaw to the ear sometimes causing dizziness or tinnitus, apply apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point to Small Intestine 4 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Wrist or Finger Pain

For pain of the wrist due to arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or injury, apply apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point to Small Intestine 4, acupressure point Small Intestine 5, acupressure point San Jiao 5, acupressure point Pericardium 7 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider our organic Great Mender formula and using our natural herbal topical remedies for pain

Toothache or Swelling of the Cheek

For the temporary relief of pain or swelling of the jaw due to and abscess or tooth decay, For pain of the wrist due to arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or injury, apply apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point to Small Intestine 4, and apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick  to acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Large Intestine 11, and the the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Wrist Weakness

In the case of weakness of the wristsapply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point to Small Intestine 4, acupressure point Small Intestine 5 acupressure point San Jiao 5, acupressure point Pericardium 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion).

Inability to Grasp or Hold Objects

Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point to Small Intestine 4, acupressure point Small Intestine 5 acupressure point San Jiao 5acupressure point Pericardium 7 and apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick  to acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Large Intestine 10, using the tonification method (clockwise motion).

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.

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