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Baxie

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Eight Pathogenic Factors

Location
On the dorsum of the hand, at the junction of the white and red skin of the hand webs, eight in all, making a loose fist to locate the points.

Indications
Excessive heat, finger numbness, spassm and contracture of the fingers, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the hand.

Traditional Action
Relax the sinews, expel wind-damp, invigorate blood.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.



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