Small Intestine 4

SI4 Acupressure Pointessential oils that activate acupuncture points

Apply the Fire Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Small Intestine Channel. Acupressure-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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Location of Acupressure Point SI 4

On the side of the hand where the white and dark skin meet distal to the wrist crease between in the depression between the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetral bone. Apply the Fire Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Small Intestine 4 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Used with SI 4

Wrist or Finger Painpain remedy with essential oils

For pain of the wrist due to arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or injury:

Wrist Weakness

In the case of weakness of the wrists:

Inability to Grasp or Hold Objects

Ear Pain, Dizziness, and Tinnitus

For pain that radiates from the jaw to the ear sometimes causing dizziness or tinnitus:

Toothache or Swelling of the Cheek

For the temporary relief of pain or swelling of the jaw due to and abscess or tooth decay:

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Other Name(s)

  • Wangu
  • Wrist Bone

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of SI 4

  • Source Point, or Yuan Point

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of SI 4

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

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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