HT-9 (Shao Chong)

HT8-HT9

Chinese Name:

Shaochong 少冲

English translation:

Lesser Rushing

Location:

On the radial side of the distal phalanx of the little finger, .1 cun (finger cun) distance from the corner of the nail.

Classification:

Jing-Well point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

Bleed for resuscitation, palpitations, cardiac pain, febrile diseases, irritability, pain in chest and sides, psychosis.

Wind-stroke coma.

Sore throat, pain and contracture of arm, jaundice.

Incontinence of urine, pain in vagina, fetid odour of the vagina, hysteria, fearful, alternating joy and anger, infantile convulsions, inflammation of diaphgram, catarrh, bronchial hypersecretion, cardiac weaknesses.

Functions:

Resuscitates, calms the Shen, clears Heat, subdues Wind.

Notes:

Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling:

Subcutaneous insertion .1cun or prick to bleed.