Heart Meridian

Shaofu HT8 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Shao: young Fu: place
The point belongs to Hand -shaoyin Meridian and is where the Qi of the meridian flows in.


On the palm, between 4th and 5th metacarpal bones (when fist made) between the tips of the little finger and the ring finger.

Indications and Functions of Shaofu :

  • Clears heart fire and calms mind. So is used for serious mental problems.
  • Clam shen: Palpitations, chest pain;
  • Lower jiao problems:Itching and pain of the genitals;
  • Spasmodic pain of the little finger, heat sensations in the palm.

Method :

Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5cun.


Ying-Spring Point. Famous for skin problems.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

HT1-Jiquan- 极泉   HT2-Qingling- 青灵   HT3-Shaohai-少海  HT4-Lingdao-灵道   HT5-Tongli-通里  HT6-Yinxi-阴郄  HT7-Shenmen-神门   HT9-Shaochong-少冲


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.