P-4 Xi Cleft Gate XIMEN - Acupuncture Points

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,539 views

Location
P-4 Xi Cleft Gate XIMEN - Acupuncture Points ) 5 cun proximal to the anterior space of the wrist joint (most distal wrist crease), between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles.
How to find
Spreading hands technique (➞ 2.3.3): Place the little fingers in the centre of the anterior wrist joint space (➞ 3.3.3, ➞ P-7) and the cubital crease respectively (➞ P-3). From the midpoint of this distance, measure 1 cun in a distal direction. On this level,
locate P-4 between the two tendons, which become more pronounced when the fingertips are pressed together. If only one tendon is visible, this will be the tendon of the flexor carpi radialis muscle. P-4 is located on its ulnar aspect.
Needling
0.5–1 cun vertically or 1–1.5 cun obliquely in a proximal direction.
Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Blood, dispels Blood stasis
● Calms the shen
● Cools the Blood
● Opens the channel
Special features
Xi-cleft point. Major point for acute, painful Blood stasis in the region of the thorax and the Heart

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