Point Localization: When a loose fist is made where the tip of the little finger rests between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones.

TCM Actions: Clears Fire, heat from deficiency and Heart Phlegm-Fire. Calms the Mind (Shen). Benefits the Bladder. Regulates the Uterus. Raises the sinking of the Qi.

Indications: Palpitation. Sadness. Concern. Chest pain. Agitation. Mental restlessness. Pruritus in the genitals. Urinary difficulty. Enuresis. Prolapse of the uterus. Heat in the Heart. Disturbing dreams. Thirst. Bitter taste. Hypomania. Dark urine. Aphthas on the tongue.

Target area: None.

Point Name and Meaning: Shaofu – Lesser Yin Mansion

Acupuncture Meridian: Heart

Categories: Ying (spring). Fire.

Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.