Theory

(EX) Huatuojiaji at C1 - Acupuncture Point - Huatuojiaji


C1 Huatuo Names

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at C1
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C1
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

C1 Huatuo Image

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C1 Huatuo Clinical Uses

  • C1 innervates the top of the head and is an important juncture between the brain and body.  Affects the parietal lobe, sensory and motor areas of the brain.  
  • If patient has predominately left sided problems, then the right side of C1 will be focused on and vice versa.
  • A "wind" are in Chinese Medicine may be used for stroke, epilepsy, headache.  Can be used as an dizziness or faintness "emergency" balancing point for overstimulation from qigong, acupuncture and/or hypertension.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.


C1 Huatuo Point Associations

None listed.


C1 Huatuo TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



C1 Huatuo Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

GB 20

  • GB 20  Wind Pool
    • Dispel Exterior or Interior Wind - (exterior) - fever/chills, stiff neck; (internal) - paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo.
    • All issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), face, throat and sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue).
    • Headache, especially occipital.
    • Eye issues.
    • Issues of the neck, shoulders a/or upper back - pain, weakness, stiffness.
    • Hypertension, especially with LV Yang Rising.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used most often in conjunction with the huatuo points of C1 and C2 to open the spinal cord, generally used to relieve neck tension.  

GV 16

  • GV 16  Wind Mansion
    • Main point for wind, whether exterior or interior, particularly affecting the head and neck. For wind cold headache, stiff neck, aversion to wind; as well as dizziness, visual dizziness, numbness, twitching, tremors.
    • Window of the Sky point, promotes communication between the head and body, many indications are consistient with other points of this group, such as headache, dizziness, throat swelling, earache, eye pain, nosebleeds, aphasia.
    • Psychological issues such as mania, palpitations from fear a/or fright, suicidal thoughts.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the medulla function (breathing issues, asthma, tight chest, etc.), but GV 17 is used more frequently, useful in spinal cord issues.  



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