Large Intestine 4 合谷 (Hegu/Gōkoku)

Large Intestine 4 (合谷)


Large Intestine 4 Acupuncture Point


On the dorsal aspect of the hand. Between the metacarpal bones of the index finger and thumb, at the midpoint on the radial side of the second metacarpal.

Location Note

When the index finger and thumb are held together, the point is at the centre of the bulge between the thumb and index finger, in a tender area.


Perpendicular – 0.5 cun to 1 cun.

Point Energetics

Source Point on a Yang Channel (Large Intestine Channel)


  • Teeth pain, headache, drawing down excess energy from the head.
  • Inducing pregnancy


Avoid using in pregnancy