EX Huatuojiaji at L5

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Huatuojiaji at L5 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "EX Huatuojiaji at L5" , 華佗夾脊, is represented by "Huatuojiaji" in pinyin and "Sides of Spine at L5" in english and may be found:

.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L5


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

  • L5 innervates the descending colon and is used for the entire range of bowel issues, hemorrhoids, constipation, IBS, diarrhea, etc.  The huatuo at L1 or L2, however, is often the area that is blocked with this range of issues.  This area may be used for low back pain, sciatic pain, problems with the lower extremities, enuresis, polyuria and other related issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

EX Huatuojiaji at L5 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Back Pain, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Sciatica and/or Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 26 (Local point for clearing the channel - low back p…) are nearby.

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