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Pericardium 8 (P8)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Laogong, Labor Palace

Location
On the transverse crease of the palm, between the second and third metacarpal bones. When the fist is clenched, the point is just below the tip of the middle finger.

Indications
Cardiac pain, mental disorders, epilepsy, gastritis, foul breath, fungus infection of the hand and foot, vomiting, nausea.

Traditional Action
Clears Heart-fire, calms the mind.

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.