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Pericardium 8

Chinese Name: Laogong (English translation: Labor Palace)

Location: In the center of the palm, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, closer to the 3rd metacarpal bone. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.

Classification: Ying-Spring point of the Pericardium Meridian


  • Aphtha (mouth ulcer), halitosis
  • Coma, fungal infection of the hand
  • Cardiac pain, vomiting

Functions: Clears Heart Heat, calms the Shen.

Notes: PC 8 is the best point to clear Heart-Fire. 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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