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Heart 8

Chinese Name: Shaofu (English translation: Lesser Mansion)

Location:  On the palm, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the little finger touches.

Classification:  Ying-Spring point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

  • Pruritus and pain of the external genitalia
  • Spasmodic pain of the little finger
  • Palpitation, chest pain

Functions: Calms the Shen, clears Heat (mostly excess type), clears Heat from Heart and Small Intestine.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. 

 


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