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The TCM acupunture point he gu - 合谷 - hé gŭ
(Large Intestine 4)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

hé gŭ

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Medical name (in English)
and abbreviation

Large Intestine 4,

Traditional Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( he gu / hé gŭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: Large Intestine 4 )

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合谷 ( he gu / hé gŭ ) is composed of these characters*: (he) , (gu)

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The modern (simplified) Chinese characters of hé gŭ are identical with the traditional characters displayed above.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), traditional Chinese characters are normally used to designate the points.
The Long Intestine Meridian
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