Heart 8

acupressure essential oilsHT8 Acupressure Point

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.

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Traditional Chinese Medical Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using HT 8

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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

Urinary Difficultiesessential oils for acupressure

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)

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point 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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point HT 8

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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References

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Li, H., Wu, C., Yan, C., Zhao, S., Yang, S., Liu, P., … Wang, X. (2019). Cardioprotective effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation on perioperative elderly patients with coronary heart disease: a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trialClinical interventions in aging14, 1607–1614. doi:10.2147/CIA.S210751

Mehta, P. K., Polk, D. M., Zhang, X., Li, N., Painovich, J., Kothawade, K., … Merz, C. N. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in stable ischemic heart disease patients. International journal of cardiology176(2), 367–374. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.07.011

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Fu, S. P., He, S. Y., Xu, B., Hu, C. J., Lu, S. F., Shen, W. X., … Zhu, B. M. (2014). Acupuncture promotes angiogenesis after myocardial ischemia through H3K9 acetylation regulation at VEGF gene. PloS one9(4), e94604. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094604

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