EX Huatuojiaji at T7

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Huatuojiaji at T7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "EX Huatuojiaji at T7" , 華佗夾脊, is represented by "Huatuojiaji" in pinyin and "Sides of Spine at T7" in english and may be found:

.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T7


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

  • T7 (Left) innervates the spleen and is an important point for any blood related issues - both in terms of circulation but also in terms of disease.  Due to the role in body fluids and blood a range of issues that are more prominent at night may be indicated, insomnia, frequent nighttime urination, dream disturbed sleep and/or nightmares.  Used for esophageal issues and a range of digestive issues.  Also influences the circulation into the lower back and legs, so any issues with legs, swelling, weakness, etc. and as a secondary point for back pain.
  • T7 (Right) influences the abdominal blood vessel - used for a range of circulatory issues including raynaud's syndrome, hand and/or feet that are too hot or too cold or vasculate between the two abdnormally.  Also any systemic diseases that travel in or involves the blood, AIDS/HIV, leukemia, anemia, etc.  More strongly influences digestion and issues that are stronger from noon through the afternoon.
  • 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 T7 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: AIDS, Anemia, Digestive Issues, Insomnia, Leg Pain, Leukemia, Raynaud's Disease and/or Sweaty Palms (Hyperhidrosis)

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 17 (Hui-meeting Point of the Blood, useful for all Bl…) and UB 46 (Local Point.) are nearby.

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