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Heart 04 (HT 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Lingdao, Mind (Sprit) Path

Location
When the palm faces upward, the point is on the radial side of the tendon muscle flexor carpi ulnaris, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Indications
Cardiac pain, spasmodi pain of the elbow and arm, sudden loss of voice

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the channel.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.