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PC 8 Acupuncture Point

PC 8 Acupuncture Point

PC 8 Acupuncture Point is called as Lao Gong. Lao means Labour. Gong means Centre. The hand is used for labour. Lao refers to the Hand. This point is in the centre of the palm.

The Pericardium Meridian starts from the chest, leaves the pericardium organ and runs downwards through the diaphragm to connect with the triple burner. A branch rising from the chest emerges from the lower chest region and travels upwards to the axilla (armpit). From the medial aspect of the upper arm, it makes its way down between the lung and heart channels, until it reaches the elbow crease. It then runs down the forearm and enters the palm ending at the tip of the middle finger. Another short branch splits off from the palm to connect with the Triple Burner Meridian at the end of the ring finger.

The Pericardium Meridian is a yang channel that consists of 9 points. It starts from the chest, and travels upwards to the axilla then down the arm. It runs along the medial aspect of the upper arm and continues on between the lung and heart channels until it reaches the cubital crease. It then runs down the forearm and enters the palm ending at the tip of the 3rd digit. A connecting branch also extends to join with the Triple Burner Meridian at the end of the ring finger. The notable acupuncture point on the Pericardium channel is PC6 located proximal to the wrist on the anterior aspect of each forearm. This point is considered to be an antiemetic point that has a marked effect
on nausea, vomiting and post-operative pain.

PC 8 Acupuncture Point
PC 8 Acupuncture Point

PC 8 Acupuncture Point Location

On the palmar surface, between the second and third metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint. Needle perpendicularly 0.3 – 0.5 cun.

Between 2nd and 3rd metacarpal

Names

Lao Gong 勞宮

Pericardium 8 Palace of Toil

Speciality

  • Ying Spring Point on the Pericardium Channel.
  • Fire Point on Fire Meridian.
  • Ghost Point

Caution

Functions

  • Clears heat from PC and revives consciousness
  • clears heat from HT and calms shen
  • harmonizes ST and clears heat from middle-jiao
  • clears ying and cools blood

Indication

  • Cardiac Pain
  • Mental Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Vomiting
  • Stomatitis
  • Foul Breath
  • Fungus Infection of Hand
  • Fungus Infection of Foot

Diseases

Cardiac Pain.

Discomfort

Area of Protection

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