PC8 (Pericardium 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Laogong
English Name: Palace of Labour

Location: On the palm of the hand, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpals, proximal to the metacarpophlangeal joints. Some texts place Laogong between the 3rd and 4th metacarpals (i.e: on the ulnar side of the 3rd metacarpal, rather than the radial side).


Ying-Spring point of the Pericardium channel, 9th of the 13 Ghost points.


Cools the Heart and drains heat.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain, epilepsy.

Secondary Indications:

Mouth ulcers.

Tertiary Indications:

Bad breath, psychosis, vomiting, skin rashes, numb fingers, jaundice, dysphagia, syncope, epistaxis, diabetes.

Other Indications:

Hand tremors, writers cramp, wind with bi syndrome in the hand and groaning, excessive sweating of the palms, pleurisy, fullness and pain in the sides of the chest, pain in the sides preventing turning around, spasms of the diaphragm, sensations of Qi rising, hypertension, ateriosclerosis, gastric cancer, bronchitis, haematuria, blood in the stools, haemorrhoids, hot or cold abcesses, headache, migraine, fever without sweating after cold has been trapped for a few days, wasting disease in infants with malnutrition and parasitosis.


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 Pericardium channel:

(PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, PC5, PC6, PC7, PC8, PC9)

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