This point is located between the first and second metacarpal bones (bones of the thumb and index). It is the highest point formed when the thumb is resting against the index.
Women of the person or company may pressure with your thumb. This acupressure point has a dull achy feeling when located correctly.
Acupressure at this point can be used to provide pain relief in general labor. It can be very useful for women in the direction of transition. Midwives and women have reported on the effectiveness of the use of ice on this point (with ice cubes placed in a small plastic bag or wrapped in a cloth, then placed on the point).
Hegu LI-4 has a function to stimulate the efficiency of contractions. It may be useful at work, if the contractions are irregular intensity.
A good point acupressure during the second stage of labor when the cervix is fully dilated. It helps the body in its efforts to pass the baby through the birth canal and can be particularly useful if the women are tired and not pushing effectively.
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