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English: Eight Pathogens
Also Known As: Eight Pathogenic Factors
Eight Evils
  • On the dorsum of the hand, on the webs between the five fingers of both hands.
  • With the hands in a clenched fist, the points can be found between the heads of each of the metacarpal bones, four on each hand for a total of eight.
  • On the dorsum of the hand, at the junction of the red and white skin of the hand webs, eight in all, making a loose fist to locate the points.
  • With the hand making a fist, so as to stretch the skin tight between the knuckles, straight insertion along the metacarpal bone up to 1 cun, causing local distention and soreness, and possibly a numb, electric sensation extending toward the fingertips.
  • Perpendicular insertion along the line between the shafts of the metacarpal bones, 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Puncture obliquely, 0.3 to 0.5 cun, or prick to cause bleeding.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Relaxes the sinews
  • Expels Wind-Damp
  • Invigorates the Blood
  • Clears Heat
  • Dissipates swelling
  • Bi syndrome of the hands and fingers
  • Chronic Atrophy (Wei) syndrome of the hands
  • Numbness, stiffness, redness, swelling spasm and pain of the fingers and hand
  • Pain and swelling of the throat
  • Redness and swelling of the eyes
  • Febrile disease
  • Spasm and contracture of the fingers
  • Upper extremity gangrene
  • Diseases of the finger joints
  • Numbness of the fingers
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Toothache
  • Sore throat
  • Snake bite
  • Excessive Heat
  • Arthritis of the fingers
  • Eye pain



Numbness of the fingers

  • These points are frequently used for Bi syndrome of the hand s and fingers.
  • This point may be bled to treat malaria.