HT8:少府 [shào fǔ] Lesser mansion

•Source [出處 chū chù]:

The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion【甲乙經 jiǎ yǐ jīng】

•Channel and collateral【經絡 jīng luò】:

Hand shao yin

Classification【類別 lèi bié】:

ying-spring, fire point [滎火穴 yíng huó xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

少 [shào] : lesser minor, few, little ;

府 [fǔ] : residence, storehouse, mansion

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the palm of the hand, in the depression between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, proximal to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint.

Note: Between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, where the tip of the little finger rests when a fist is made, at the same level as PC8.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Needle 0.3-0.5 cun perpendicular. 3-5 minutes of moxa stick

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Clear heart heat [清心熱 qīng xīn rè]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Palpitations, chest pain, little finger spasm, heat in the palms, genital itching, hernia, difficulty urinating, enuresis, chronic malaria and cold, fullness, fear of grief

Note:

HT8 is an improtant point to treat skin rashes and itchiness

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