EX Huatuojiaji at L2

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Huatuojiaji at L2 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "EX Huatuojiaji at L2" , 華佗夾脊, is represented by "Huatuojiaji" in pinyin and "Sides of Spine at L2" in english and may be found:

.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L2


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • L2 innervates and influences the kidneys and kidney system in Chinese Medicine terms, the seminal vesicles in men and the uterine tube in women.  The kidney system involves the thyroid, the sex hormones, the bone and bone marrow, accordingly this area is important for a range of issues including fertility, overall vitality, strength of the lower body, health of the bone and a host of other issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. EXHuatuojiaji at L2, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Qi Deficiency

EX Huatuojiaji at L2 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Arthritis (Bi Syndromes), Bone Cancer, Fibromyalgia (CFS), Infertility, Spermatorrhea and/or Testicular Cancer

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 23 (For all Kidney system related issues from a Chine…) and UB 52 ( Reinforce the KD Back Shu (UB 23) for fertili…) are nearby.

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