PC 8 Acupuncture Point

Pericardium 8, Abbreviated as PC 8 or P 8, Transliterated Laogong in Chinese, Palace of Toil in English.

PC 8 Acupuncture Point Location:

In the center of the palm, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, closer to the 3rd metacarpal bone. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.

PC 8 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Aphtha (mouth ulcer), halitosis
  • Coma, fungal infection of the hand
  • Cardiac pain, vomiting

PC 8 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Clears Heart Heat, calms the Shen.


Ying-Spring point of the Pericardium Meridian


PC 8 is the best point to clear Heart-Fire. Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.