Pericardium 8, Abbreviated as PC 8 or P 8, Transliterated Laogong in Chinese, Palace of Toil in English.
PC 8 Acupuncture Point Location:
In the center of the palm, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, closer to the 3rd metacarpal bone. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.
PC 8 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Aphtha (mouth ulcer), halitosis
- Coma, fungal infection of the hand
- Cardiac pain, vomiting
PC 8 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Clears Heart Heat, calms the Shen.
Ying-Spring point of the Pericardium Meridian
PC 8 is the best point to clear Heart-Fire. 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.