HT 8 - Acupuncture Point - Shao Fu

  • English Name:  Lesser Mansion
  • Pinyin Name:  Shao Fu
  • Chinese Character:  少府
  • When a loose fist is made where the tip of the little finger rests between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones.
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  • HT Fire effecting the SI effecting the UB, heat descending to the lower jiao - incontinence, difficult urination, fungal infections, genital itching.
  • Channel issues, sore throat, tongue stiffness, pain along the ulnar aspect of the arms.
  • Heart Qi Deficiency - palpitations, fear, hot palms.
  • Emotional disorders - although PC 8 may be a better choice.
  • HT Fire effecting the mouth - ulcers, canker sores, etc. - although PC 7 or PC 8 may be a better choice.
  • Local point for arm pain, elbow pain, and/or pain in the pinky finger.

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The (HT) Heart Meridian has 9 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions

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PC 8
Palace of Toil
  • Excess heat conditions, more cooling than PC 7 which can be used for heat from an excess or deficient issue.
  • Heat in the mouth, mouth or tongue ulcers, cold sores from Heart or Stomach Fire.
  • Cools Ying and Blood stage heat, fevers with damage to the yin.
  • Cools the Blood, blood in the stool or urine, nosebleeds.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point for qi gong healing, can increase internal energy by placing PC 8 on GV 20.

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(EX) Yaotongxue
Low Back Pain Point
  • Acute issues of the low back - pain, sprain, strain (needle the same side)

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TH 3
Central Islet
  • Ear Problems of any etiology such as excess tinnitus, especially those arising from a LV issue such as LV Qi Stagnation or LV Yin Deficiency.
  • Distal point for temporal headaches, shoulder a/or upper back pain, pain a/or inflammation in the throat.
  • Eye diseases with GB 37.

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