Heart 8 is an important acupressure point used for Heart Heat which would manifest as extreme insomnia, psychological disturbances, or heart disease. Heart 8 would not likely be considered unless you do truly have indications of Heart Fire or pain in the palm of the hand. You would choose to use acupressure point Heart 7 instead to support the Heart, to tonify Heart Blood and Qi.
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Location of Acupressure Point HT 8
Palm facing upward, make a fist. The point is at the inner tip of the little finger between the fourth and fifth metacarpal in a dip which is typically in the crease of the hand. Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Heart 8 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.
Traditional Chinese Medical Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using HT 8
- In the case of chronic insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, or waking at 3 AM due to the Liver attacking the Heart, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Heart 8 and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and use our organic Peaceful Warrior formula for a week followed by our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula
- For self-care support in addition to local mental healthcare support with emotional disorders or upset apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Heart 8 and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)
Heart Disease Support
For advanced heart disease with chest pain first speak with your local healthcare professional and/or call 911. As self-care wellness support apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure Heart 8 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)
- For palm pain oar pain of the pinky finger apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Heart 8 and acupressure point Pericardium 7 on the affected hand and the opposite hand using the tonification method (clockwise method) and consider our organic Great Mender formula
- With pain of the external genitals apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Heart 8 and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using an even pressure
- For a sensation of a burning tongue or for month-tongue sores apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure Heart 8 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)
For UTI’s seek local assistance and for self-care support apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure Heart 8 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion), and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Small Intestine 3 and acupressure point Bladder 62 using the tonification method (clockwise method)
Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point HT 8
- Lesser Mansion
- Lower Yin Mansion
- Lesser Palace
Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Heart 8
- Fire Point
- Ying-Spring Point
- Horary Point
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point HT 8
- Quiets the Shen, Heart, or Spirit
- Calms the Mind
- Clears Heart Fire
- Clears Heart-phlegm Fire
- Clears Heat from the Small Intestines
Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.
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