HT-8 (Shao Fu)

HT8-HT9

Chinese Name:

Shaofu 少府

English translation:

Lesser Mansion

Location:

On the palm, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the little finger touches.

Classification:

Ying-Spring point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

Palpitations, chest pain, spasms of little finger.

Pruritus vulvae.

Hot palms, urinary incontinence, dysuria, cardiac arrhythmia.

Hysteria, rhheumatic heart disease, chronic malaria with chills, lack of energy, laments and sighs often, misanthropy, painful knees due to wind, one side of scrotum larger than the other, pain in arm, contracture of axilla and elbow, uterine prolapse, vaginal pain.

Functions:

Calms the Shen, clears Heat (mostly excess type), clears Heat from Heart and Small Intestine.

Notes:

Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.