EX Huatuojiaji

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Huatuojiaji Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "EX Huatuojiaji" , 華佗夾脊, is represented by "Huatuojiaji" in pinyin and "Hair Clip" in english and may be found:

A group of 34 points, .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T1-L5. note: "C#" refers to the cervical vertebrae, "T#" to the thoracic vertebrae, and "L#" to the lumbar vertebrae.


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

Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy.  See Tam Healing System - Huatuo Jiaji Points for details.

  • Regulate the 5 Zang & the 6 Fu.
  • T1-T3 Huatuo Points: disorders of the upper limbs and lungs.
  • T4-T6 Huatuo Points: disorders of the HT.
  • T7-T9 Huatuo Points: LV/GB issues.
  • T10-T12 Huatuo Points: ST/SP issues.
  • L1-L2 Huatuo Points: KD issues.
  • L3-L5 Huatuo Points: UB, LI, SI, Uterine & Lower Limb issues.
  • Herpes Zoster (shingles) - needle level of effected nerve segments

While not necessarily valid clinically, SI 11 (Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation…) are nearby.

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