HT8 (Heart 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shaofu
English Name: Shaoyin Mansion; Lesser Mansion.

Location: On the palmar surface, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. The tip of the little finger rests on this point when a fist is formed.


Ying-Spring point of the Heart channel.


Calms the Shen, Regulates the Heart Qi, effective for premature ventricular contractions (P.V.C.s) and other forms of cardiac arrhythmia (research)

Primary Indications:

Palpitations, chest pain, spasms of little finger.

Secondary Indications:

Pruritus vulvae.

Tertiary Indications:

Hot palms, urinary incontinence, dysuria, cardiac arrhythmia.

Other Indications:

Hysteria, rhheumatic heart disease, chronic malaria with chills, lack of energy, laments and sighs often, misanthropy, painful knees due to wind, one side of scrotum larger than the other, pain in arm, contracture of axilla and elbow, uterine prolapse, vaginal pain.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Heart channel:

(HT1, HT2, HT3, HT4, HT5, HT6, HT7, HT8, HT9)

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