Point Localization: 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.

TCM Actions: Drains Heart Fire. Calms the Mind. Clears Heat. Cools Xue. Restores consciousness.

Indications: Pain in the Heart. Thirst. Dry mouth. Insomnia. Agitation. Manic behavior. Fear. Anxiety. Mental restlessness. Aphtha. Loss of consciousness. Delirium. Cold hands. Night Fever. Cough. Vomiting with blood. Macules.

Target area: Mouth.

Point Name and Meaning: Laogong – Labor Palace

Acupuncture Meridian: Pericardium

Categories: Ying (spring). Fire. Ghost Point of Sun Si Miao.

Unitary Channel: Jue Yin (Terminal Yin) [LV + PC]

 

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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.