Pericardium Meridian

Laogong PC8 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Lao: labour Gong: centre
The hand is used for labour. “Lao” refers to the hand. Laogong is in the centre of the palm.


In the middle of the palm, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, in the depression on the radial side of the 3rd metacarpal bone. When the fist is made, the point is just below the tip of the middle finger.


  • Cools heart (heart fire, mouth ulcers, mental problems).
  • Also eliminates damp heat (fungal infection on hand and feet).

Indications Of Laogong:

  • Laogong is good for fungal infection on hand and feet, mouth ulcers.
  • Also powerful point to clear heat from heart as well as from pericardium: Cardiac pain, palpitations.
  • Mental problems and loss of consciousness: Depression, mania, imsomnia, epilepsy; Stroke and coma, sunstroke.
  • Drains stomach heat: Vomiting, stomatitis, halitosis


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun.


Ying-Spring Point.
Exit Point.
Ghost Point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

PC1-Tianchi-天池   PC2-Tianquan-天泉     PC3-Quze-曲泽    PC4-Ximen-郄门  PC5-Jianshi-间使    PC6-Neiguan-内关    PC7-Daling-大陵       PC9-Zhongchong-中冲


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.