Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2019 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Acupuncture Point “Hegu” (LI4) Is Close to the Vascular Branch from the Superficial Branch of the Radial Nerve

Figure 2

Dissection photographs showing the acupuncture points in the Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand and the distribution of the superficial branch of the radial nerve (SBRN) on the right side. (a) Dissection photographs on the radial side. (b) Dissection photographs on the dorsal side; LI2, acupuncture point “Erjian”; LI3, acupuncture point “Sanjian”; LI4, acupuncture point “Hegu”; LI5, acupuncture point “Yangxi”; SBRN, superficial branch of radial nerve; (P), proximal (D), distal. The acupuncture points in the Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand and the SBRN were identified after removal of the skin and subcutaneous tissue.

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