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Heart 08 (HT 8)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shaofu, Lesser Yin Mansion

Location
When the palm faces upward, th epoint is between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the little finger rests.

Indications
Palpitations, pain in the chest, spasmodic pain of the little finger, feverish sensation in the palm, enuresis, dysuria, pruritus of the external genitalia.

Traditional Action
Clears Heart fire, Heart empty heat, and Heart phlegm fire, calms the mind.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.