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English: Upper Eight Evils
Also Known As:
  • Eight points (four on each hand) located in the small depression just behind and between the metacarpophalangeal joints on the back of the hand.
  • Straight insertion, 0.3 to 0.5 cun, causing local distention and soreness, or an electric-numb sensation extending toward the fingertips.
  • Diseases of the finger joints
  • Numbness of the fingers
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Toothache
  • Sore throat
  • Snake bite



Pain and swelling of the finger joints

  • The point between the first and second metacarpal bones is more commonly called LI-4 Hegu. The point between the second and third metacarpal bones is called Luozhen M-UE-24 and the point between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones is called SJ-3 Zhongzhu.