EX Huatuojiaji at C1

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Huatuojiaji at C1 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

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)

While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 20 ( Dispel Exterior or Interior Wind - (exterior)…) and GV 16 (Main point for wind, whether exterior or interior…) are nearby.

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