The acupuncture point "EX Huatuojiaji at C1" , 華佗夾脊, is represented by "Huatuojiaji" in pinyin and "Sides of Spine at C1" in english and may be found:
.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C1
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
- C1 innervates the top of the head and is an important juncture between the brain and body. Affects the parietal lobe, sensory and motor areas of the brain.
- If patient has predominately left sided problems, then the right side of C1 will be focused on and vice versa.
- A "wind" are in Chinese Medicine may be used for stroke, epilepsy, headache. Can be used as an dizziness or faintness "emergency" balancing point for overstimulation from qigong, acupuncture and/or hypertension.
- Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.
EX Huatuojiaji at C1 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Epilepsy (Seizure), Fainting (Loss of Consciousness), Headache and/or Stroke (CVA)