Heart 8

acupressure essential oilsHeart 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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Other Name(s) of HT 8:

  • Shaofu
  • Lesser Mansion
  • Lower Yin Mansion
  • Lesser Palace

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Heart 8:

  • Fire Point
  • Ying-Spring Point
  • Horary Point

Location of Acupressure Point HT 8: 

Palm facing upward, make a fist. The point is at the inntr tip of the little finger between the fourth and fifth metacarpal in a dip which is typically in the crease of the hand

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point HT 8:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using HT 8:

Emotional Disorders

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)

Pain

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)

Urinary Difficulties

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)

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.

References

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