EX Huatuojiaji at T8

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Huatuojiaji at T8 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "EX Huatuojiaji at T8" , 華佗夾脊, is represented by "Huatuojiaji" in pinyin and "Sides of Spine at T8" in english and may be found:

.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T8


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

  • T8 (Left) innervates the esophagus and is used for conditions such as reflux and a range of digestive issues worsened by poor diet and drinking too many fluids with meals.  Also useful as support points for leg and foot problems.
  • T8 (Right) innervates the pancreas and is used for blood sugar related conditions as well as a range of blood or organ related cancers, pancreatic, bone marrow, blood, hodkin's lymphoma, leukemia, etc.
  • 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 T8 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Bone Cancer, Diabetes Type I, Diabetes Type II, Digestive Issues, Esophageal Cancer, Leg Pain, Leukemia and/or Pancreatic Cancer

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