Heart 8

HT8 Acupressure Pointessential oils for acupressure points

Apply the Fire Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Heart Channel. 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 Aroma Acu-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

Emotional Disordersacupressure for insomnia

In the case of chronic insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, or waking at 3 AM due to the Liver attacking the Heart:

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For self-care support in addition to local mental healthcare support with emotional disorders or upset:

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

Pain

With pain of the external genitals:

For a sensation of a burning tongue or for month-tongue sores:

Urinary Difficulties

For UTI’s seek local assistance and for self-care support:

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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.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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