Names Of Shao Fu

HT 8 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Lesser Mansion
  • Pinyin Name: Shao Fu
  • Chinese Character: 少府
Meridian Information

Where Is HT 8 ?

HT 8 Location

  • When a loose fist is made where the tip of the little finger rests between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is HT 8 Used For?

HT 8 Clinical Usages

  • 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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How Is HT 8 Categorized?

HT 8 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use HT 8 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use HT 8 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near HT 8 ?

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.

(EX) Yaotongxue Low Back Pain Point

  • Acute issues of the low back - pain, sprain, strain (needle the same side)

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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