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PC8:勞宮 [láo gong] Palace of toil

•Source 出處:

Spiritual pivot 靈樞.běn shū 本輸

•Channel and collateral 經絡:

Hand jue yin

Classification 類別:

ying-spring, fire point (滎火穴)

Name 名稱:

勞 láo : toil, labor, taxation, weariness

宮 gong : palace

PC-8 is located in the center of the palm. The point may be named Palace of Toil in reference to its location in the middle of the palm. The character 勞 láo suggest the task that the pericardium performs in protecting the heart. Palace 宮 gong may be taken as a reminder of the close relationship of the pericardium and the heart, the emperor (the heart) residing within the palace (the pericardium).

Source: Nigel Wiseman/ Grasping the wind

Location 部位:

On the palm of the hand, in the depression between the second and third metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints

Needling 針法:

needle 0.3 to 0.5 cun perpendicular. Direct moxibustion is prohibited, moxa stick for 10-15 minutes.

Action 功效:

Clear heat from the heart (瀉心火)

Clear blood heat (清血熱)

•Indication 主治:

Fever, restlessness, chest and hypochondriac pain, cough, vomiting, mouth sores, tongue ulcer, bad breath from the mouth, madness, anger, blood in the urine, choking, fever in the palm, jaundice, yellow eyes