Names Of Lao Gong

PC 8 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Palace of Toil
  • Pinyin Name: Lao Gong
  • Chinese Character: 勞宮
Meridian Information

Where Is PC 8 ?

PC 8 Location

  • At the center of the palm between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones closer to the radial side of the 3rd, where the tip of the middle finger falls when a loose fist is made.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is PC 8 Used For?

PC 8 Clinical Usages

  • 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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