PC 8 Acupuncture Point(Laogong) belongs to the pericardium meridian of hand-Jueyin,which is commonly used for coma, syncope, heatstroke, vomiting, heartache, madness, epilepsy, mouth and tongue sores, bad breath, thrush, etc.
PC 8 Acupuncture Point Location
At the center of the palm between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones closer to the radial side of the 3rd, where the tip of the middle finger falls when a loose fist is made.
What is the meaning of Laogong
Laogong:Lao,refers to work,Gong,refers to the palace. The name of “Laogong” means that the hot-qi of the pericardium meridian drives the danpmess-qi in the soil of the spleen to turn into Qi. The substance of this point is the high-temperature and dry Qi from PC 9 acupuncture acupoint(Zhongchong). After reaching this point, the high-temperature qi transfers heat to the spleen soil and vaporizes the dampness-qi in the spleen soil, like people’s labor, hence the name.
PC 8 Acupuncture Point Usage
Indications:Coma, syncope, heat stroke, vomiting, heartache, palpitations, mania, epilepsy, mouth sores, bad breath. Stroke, fever without sweat, full chest and distress, jaundice,angina etc.
PC 8 Acupuncture Point therapy
When you feel fatigue, use a small wooden strip or ruler to repeatedly tap the palms of your hands to stimulate the Laogong acupoints, which can invigorate sprit.
Use toothpick to press Laogong point, or press it with your fingers for half a minute to relieve toothache.
Place two walnuts in the palm of your hand,and stimulate Laogong acupoint to strengthen brain, and quickly relieve fatigue symptoms.
Press and rub Laogong acupoint with the thumb and fingertips of both hands for 100 times each in every morning and evening.
Moxa moxibustion on Laogong for 3 to 5 minutes, or 3 unit.
What is the best time to massage Laogong acupoint
Laogong belongs to the pericardium meridian of hand-Jueyin. The pericardium meridian is the best work between 19:00-21:00 in the evening. You can massage the Laogong acupoint to relieve fatigue,and help refresh brain.
Compatibility of Laogong Point
Combined with Shuigou, Shixuan, Quze, Weizhong to treat heatstroke and coma;
Combined with Jinjin, Yuye, and Neiting to treat aphthous and bad breath.